Ground Stone Tools

Lab 3

Introduction to Archaeology

These are tools which were produced by grinding the tool against another stone. Ground stone tools, generally are devoid of flaking evidence. This production technique permitted very hard stones to be utilized and produced straighter, more durable edges.

Ground stone axe head. Note the straighter edges and the lack of flake scars.

Ground stone ax or celt. Note the ground, polished edge on this tool.

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