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  • n. Plural form of hammerstone.

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Examples

  • Underfoot everywhere were thousands of flakes and larger fractured chunks, discarded small cutting tools and hammerstones.29 Dudley called this a “lithic procurement site.”

    Bird Cloud

  • The only edible part left was the bone marrow that tool-using hominids obtained using hammerstones to crack open the bones.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • At the north end of the enclosure is a possible ritual area: a line of shallow pits containing "arrangements" of hammerstones, rubbing stones, and quartz separate this area from sections of domestic activity.

    Ballynashllog Jackpot

  • The excavators also found a pile of 20 chert pebbles plus four small quartz pebbles, possible hammerstones.

    Pre-Clovis Surprise

  • Some of the antelope limb bones show evidence of having been bashed open by hammerstones.

    New Species Found

  • In the process, they unearthed 2,600 specimens, while Mary sat nearby numbering and mapping each item: handaxes, cleavers, scrapers, awls and pitted stones, cobbles and hammerstones, and a variety of animal bones.

    Ancestral Passions

  • She pictured them seated together, striking razor-sharp flakes from blocks of quartzite, using these to carve the meat from the bones, then smashing the bones with hammerstones to extract the marrow.

    Ancestral Passions

  • In fact, as archeologists know today, the round balls were simply well-used hammerstones.

    Ancestral Passions

  • An unusual number of potsherds plus an unusual number of discarded implements such as bone awls, hammerstones, and manos, is a more reliable measure view page image:

    The Material Culture of Pueblo Bonito

  • The wrought objects found were flints, mostly broken or of rough finish; very many small fragments of pottery; mortars made of sandstone slabs; hammerstones or pestles; bone perforators; mussel shells, some pierced for suspension or for attachment of a handle, some with outer surfaces and edges dressed for use as spoons; hematite ore, in the rough or rubbed to procure paint.

    Archeological Investigations Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 76

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