Meaning 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.

    ‘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.’