Scraper, thumbnail scraper

This multi-purpose stone tool is known as a thumbnail scraper. This example comes from North America, but scrapers are known from many time periods across the world. They could have been used in a wide variety of craft activities, for example wood or hide working.

Object Summary

Museum Number 54/1948/87
Simple Name scraper (tool)
Full Name thumbnail scraper (tool)
Common Name scraper, thumbnail 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 Mississippi
Production continent North America
Production date Early-Mid Archaic
Production year low 8000BP
Production year high 5000BP
Function name tool