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A distinctive kind of flint or stone tool comprising a roughly round or horseshoe‐shaped flake which has been shaped deliberately with an extreme oblique angle to provide a working edge around some or all of the circumference. Where the working is confined to the distal end of the flake the resultant tool is often referred to as an end scraper; when working is confined to the sides of the flake it is referred to as a side scraper. Use‐ware analysis suggests that scrapers had a range of functions in woodworking, boneworking, and in removing unwanted fat from the insides of animal skins without damaging the hide.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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