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Prehistoric flint scrapers

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FLint scrapers_9779

The round shape and sharp edge of this flint show it has been made by human hand.These round discs of carefully shaped flint were used in prehistoric times to dress or clean the skins of dead animals to make into clothing. The cutting edge of the flint has been struck or knapped in such a way that when pushed over the surface of the skin it will remove unwanted hair or fat. Larger horseshoe shaped examples are Neolithic (about 4-6000 years old). Much smaller ‘thumbnail’ scrapers are also found.