Side-Scraper

Side-Scraper

 

a stone tool that was widespread during the Paleolithic period. The side-scraper was especially characteristic of the Mousterian culture, but it was also used during earlier and later stages of the Paleolithic. It consisted of a flake of stone, sometimes oval, sometimes nearly rectangular with rounded corners, and sometimes irregular in shape, with a slightly convex or straight cutting edge carefully flaked by chipping or pressure along one or both of the longer sides. Side-scrapers were used to scrape and cut wood and animal skins. Some may have had wooden handles.

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To mention the most blatant examples, the term skreblo is repeatedly used to designate a side-scraper.
The remaining instruments are semi-discoidal, trapezoidal and morphologically undifferentiated scrapers, besides small bifacial and unifacial side-scrapers, core tools similar to thick scrapers, bifaces and other tools of indefinable function (Figure 8).
The characteristics of the artefact assemblage allow us to conclude that level 13 embodies a multiple tasks logistical camp, considering the relative diversity of bifaces, projectile points, scrapers, side-scrapers and planes, most of which are highly exhausted and possibly related to activities such as hunting, butchering, consumption and the preparation of animal skins.
There were also different burins and side-scrapers present.
Among numerous findings at the Leck-Lesa site, there were knife kits with large blades, double truncated bladeletes, points, and side-scrapers.
Side-scrapers and cutting tools were common at this site.
Some Middle Palaeolithic artefacts, including a few side-scrapers and a Mousterian point, were recovered from this breccia.
Tools primarily consist of core-choppers (FIGURE 3) and flake tools such as notches, denticulates, side-scrapers and inversely retouched pieces, but lack bifaces.