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Stone Age tool-making lab rocks for ASU students

If you walk by the glass windows of ASU’s Ancient Technology Lab at 10 a.m. on a Friday morning, chances are you will see two graduate students smashing rocks — sometimes with an antler hammer, other times with a large stone. 

That would be John Murray and Nicolas Hansen.

The Arizona State University students are making stone tools, or what is more accurately called flintknapping. They work in the lab as part of their graduate studies and PhD research.