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Stone tools are tools made of stone. They are the reason the stone age was given its name. They were the first tools used by mankind, and were first developed by earlier species such as Homo habilis and Homo erectus. The full story of stone tools can be found on our pages Palaeolithic and hand axe.

Stone tools are not used often today because tools made of materials such as iron or steel are better because they are stronger and last longer.