"The Ancient Quarry: Indians on the Mountain", Correct Answer to Question 3: Stone Hammer

Native Americans probably used a stone hammer, similar to this, to knock flakes from the metarhyolite.
Native Americans probably used a stone hammer, similar to this, to knock flakes from the metarhyolite.

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Then, a tool like the tip of a deer antler could have been used to chip flakes into the shape desired.
Then, a tool like the tip of a deer antler could have been used to chip flakes into the shape desired.

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Correct!

Question 3. How did Native Americans probably knock off pieces of stone from the outcrops?

Answer: Native Americans probably used a stone hammer to knock off flakes (smaller, thinner pieces of stone) from the larger pieces of metarhyolite. Then, they could have used a tool like a deer antler for the finer chipping of the flakes into tools.

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