This multi-purpose stone tool is known as a scraper. This example has been made on a reused biface preform. Scrapers are known from many time periods all across the world. They could have been used in a wide variety of craft activities, for example wood or leather working.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/81
Simple Name scraper
Full Name scraper made from biface preform
Common Name scraper
Production country United States of America
Material chert (heat-treated)
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county South East USA
Production continent North America
Production date Late Paleo-Indian-Early Archaic
Production year low 10000BP
Production year high 8000BP
Function name tool