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The most enduring of building materials, stone in it's natural state had to be gathered in sizes that humans could handle by manpower alone. It did not take primitive man long to learn how to cut and to shape stone to suit his needs and so the art of the stone mason was born.
In many places the lack of good building stone did not deter the builders of the day from building durable and fire resistant buildings. From early usage of sun dried mud they later learned the art of firing clay in kilns to produce what we now know as brickwork.
Intimately tied together the development of cement, concrete and brickwork has resulted in many other masonry type building materials. Hollow concrete blocks are just one of them.
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