hammerstone

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hammerstone   (hām'ər-stōn')  Pronunciation Key 
A hand-held stone or cobble used by hominids perhaps as early as 2.5 million years ago as a crude pounding or pecking tool. Hammerstones were also used by early humans in striking flakes from stone cores to produce core tools.
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