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A Hammerstone (also known as a "pounder" or "pounding stone") is a fist-sized chunck of tough material such as basalt, agate, chert, rhyolite, quartz, petrified wood, igneous stone or other like stone native to the given area. They are the most common artifact and probably the most widely used tool of the prehistoric Native American. These tools are easily identified by worn high spots.

 

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