Seller: palatina (5,046) 100%, Location: Heidelberg, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361839867659 NORTHERN EUROPEAN STONE AGE ARTIFACTS BY PALATINA AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED Description This terrific Mesolithic flint artifact is a "Discoid Scraper with convex edge". Wonderful marble-like flint with fossil includings! Scrapers occur in all Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures of Northern Europe. Scrapers are unifacially retouched tools with a steep, wide-angled edge that is suitable for a number of tasks, including scraping hides (scrapers were used in the preparation of animal skins, to remove meat and muscle residue from the skin, giving a clean inside surface to the hide), planing wood or bone, and cutting like a knife. Discoid scrapers are formed of flint "discs", with a part of the edge, sometimes the whole, chipped into an even scraping edge, worked from the flaking surfaces, which is fairly flat, whereas the other side, which has a cortex or scars from flaking, is more or less rounded. Provenance is an old collection. More details will follow the artifact. I guarantee absolutely for the authenticity of this Younger Stone Age flint scraper. Please view also my other auctions with relics from the European Prehistory.