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    Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

    District of Columbia

Hammer stone

large hammerstone
Large hammer stone
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Small hammer stone

Small hammer stone

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People took advantage of the cobble exposed by the Anacostia River for handy tools just as people do today. A common tool needed was a hammer stone. The image to the right is another stone used for crushing, or pounding found in the park.

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