Middle Paleolithic Scraper

Culture: North Africa
Period: 400,000-50,000 B.C.
Material: Flintstone
Dimensions: 13.8 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6300
Provenance: Private collection Wilfriede and Leopold Tamm, Langenzersdorf, Austria, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Scraper worked out on both sides with a semi-circular, sharpened blade. Tools like the present one were used to even or split wood, to scrape off or clean skin, to cut meat or plants, as well as to scrape grooves in bone or stone. Found in Libya.