Scraper

Production date
Unknown
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Scraper, quartzite scraper exhibiting retouch along margin. Some cortex apparent on one side.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scraper
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Production date
Unknown
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Measurements
L70 x W44 x H20mm
Media/Materials description
Quartzite
History and use
This tool is a scraper made from quartzite. It has a sharp edge which demonstrates evidence of further shaping, or knapping. This additional knapping on a tool is known as "retouch" and tools were retouched to ensure they maintained a sharp working surface.
Registration number
QE26711

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