pebble chopper

also called  pebble tool 

      primordial cutting tool, the oldest type of tool made by forerunners of modern humans. The tool consists of a rounded stone struck a number of blows with a similar stone used as a pounder, which created a serrated crest that served as a chopping blade. The tool could be used as a crude hunting knife, to grub roots, and for other purposes.

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