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Making Primitive Stone Tools

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A demonstration of the method of chipping stones employed by Indian tribes and other early peoples to fashion tools and weapons. An authority on Indian handicrafts selects from the bank of a British Columbia river typical stones used by the early natives to make arrowheads, axes, knives and skin scrapers, and proceeds to show how this was done. Illustrations show the careful manipulation required to achieve a blade of the desired sharpness and strength.

1950, 11 min

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