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Re: Thousand of years old human tools made from dinosaur bone



Not all stone tools are knapped tools.

That said, there is the classic hand axe with a fossil echinoid in it:
http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/gsl/geoscientist/features/page11757.html

On Sun, June 10, 2012 6:35 pm, MICHAEL MURPHY wrote:
> Robert Schenck wrote:
>
> Has anyone heard of other instances of this? I wouldn't've thought
> fossil bone would be the sort of thing you'd want for knapping into
> tools.
> ---
> True.  But I was wondering about grinding over knapping.  You can get an
> edge that way, I would think.
> M.J.Murphy
>


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