Stone tools are among the oldest human technologies. Mastering the techniques for producing them requires highly developed skills in fracturing the raw material at just the right spot and in the right sequence.

In ANTH3008, Professor Tostevin's students learn the three main methods of flintknapping: hard hammer, soft hammer, and pressure flaking. Each method fractures stone in a different way and is the starting point for creating different sorts of tools.

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