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  • Early humans used two techniques to make stone tools.

1. Stone on stone

In this, the stone to be shaped into a tool was held in one hand. Another stone was held in the other hand . The s econd stone was used to strike the first, till the first stone acquired the desired shape.

2. Pressure flaking 

In this, stone to be chipped was placed on a firm surface such as a rock. A stone sharpened from one end was kept on the first stone. Then another stone was struck hard on the blunt surface of the second stone. This was done till the first stone was of the desired shape.


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    • Stone tools were used to cut trees, scrap the barks of trees , dig the ground, hunt animals and skin them , stitch animals skins to make clothes and to chop meat fruits and wood.
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.