Tools of stone, bone and deer antler were widely used in all the phases of the Neolithic, for economic activities, taking place both inside the settlement (e.g. food-preparation, weaving) as well as outside its confines (e.g. agriculture, hunting).
Stone tools constitute after pottery the most numerous class of finds in the excavations of Neolithic settlements. Tools (blades) of flint and obsidian, helped the Neolithic farmer and stock-rearer to cut his food, reap cereals, cut hides etc. Larger tools of polished stone provided adzes for tilling the earth, axes for the logging of trees, chisels for wood, bone and stone working (e.g. stone vessels, seals, figurines).
Bone and antler tools, although easily perishable, constitute one of the most important classes of finds in terms of numbers and form. Hooks, arrow heads, awls, spatulas, needles were tools essential in fishing, hunting, leather working, basketry, weaving and pottery.
Tools of every kind were manufactuted during the Neolithic either by the users themselves or by members of the community possessing a special ability in the working of one or another material, without any specialization though in this particular job.