Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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1. any stone tool with a finished edge, sometimes polished by use, used or intended for scraping fat and soft tissue from skin and hide. Scrapers are usually retouched on one side only.

2. term sometimes used for any flint implement that is not otherwise classified. Examples of scraper types include: core, disk, end, keeled, Levallois, heavy duty, Mousterian side, notched and side.

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