Stone knife, blade, projectile point and scraper. Rudy Reimer photo.

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Tools From Stone

For 10,000 years or more aboriginal people fashioned tools from volcanic rock materials they found in the Coast Range mountains. First Nations people fashioned these rocks into tools for knives (biface, top left), small tool blades (microblade, top right), projectile points (bottom left), and flake tools for scrapers and blades (bottom right). The stone implements vary in size and form to function for specific purposes, including hunting in the mountains. Nowadays plastics and metal are used to accomplish our tasks in mountainous terrain.

Related topic: Thunderbird Stone

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