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    How do you tell a rock from stone tool?

    I found an interesting rock yesterday filling in the giant hole my sheepdog dug (another thread, I guess) and I am wondering how you tell a rock from a stone tool?

    To me it looks like a tool, and I found this Smithsonian video:

    http://humanorigins.si.edu/multimedia/videos/how-tell-rock-stone-tool

    Does anybody have any pointers, or good resources with this?



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    When I was in Newfoundland. a particular shale was obviously the type used for cutting. This was confirmed by the museum staff at L'anse aux Meadows. Not sure about other stones though.
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    Thanks, Razz.

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