They learned to create specialized cutting, and scrapping tools by chipping away at the edge of a rock. They learned to combine different types of stone into a single tool, and they discovered how to use a wide variety of soft and hard stones for specialized tasks.
The advanced tools and technology of Cro-Magnons allowed them to quickly adapt to, and master their environments. In addition to stone, Cro-Magnons used other materials for making tools. These materials included bones, antlers, teeth, and ivory.