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Chipped Stone Tools

Stone tools are often divided into two groups according to the technique used to make them: chipped stone and ground stone. Chipped stone tools are made by removing chips or flakes from a piece of fine-grained stone like flint using a technique called "flint knapping", which means "to shape by breaking off pieces". Like whittling a piece of wood, this results in many, many waste scraps, or flakes.

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