Scraper, side scraper

This multi-purpose stone tool is known as a side 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 54/1948/91
Simple Name scraper (tool)
Full Name side scraper (tool)
Common Name scraper, side scraper
Production country United States of America
Material chert
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county Gulf Coast
Production continent North America
Production date Late Paleo-Early Archaic
Production year low 9500BP
Production year high 7000BP
Function name tool