- Scraper (archaeology)
, which have a cleft on either side which may have been used to attach them to something else.
Most scrapers are either oval or blade-like in shape. The working edges of scrapers tend to be convex, and many have trimmed and dulled lateral edges to facilitate hafting. One important variety of scraper is the
thumbnail scraper, a scraper shaped much like its namesake. This scraper type is common at Paleo-Indiansites in North America.
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