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end-scraper Line breaks: end-scraper

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Definition of end-scraper in English:


A prehistoric flint tool with a single working edge at one end of a blade or flake, at right angles to the long axis.
Example sentences
  • The first identified visitor to the rock was a Mesolithic hunter, who left a stubby flint end-scraper similar to tools from the Mesolithic house site at Howick 14 km away, which has been dated to around 8,000 bc.
  • A very common artifact from prehistoric sites in this region is the end-scraper.
  • For European and American Stone Age peoples, end-scrapers served as heavy-duty scraping tools that could have been used on animal hides, wood, or bones.
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