A really old tool found in my own back yard
in Southeastern Pennsylvania
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Ready to scrape !
scraper was found in late September, lying right on the surface.
This time of year is excellent for finding stuff, because nearly all
the forest litter has either decayed or been consumed by animals.
Its dimensions are about 3/4 inch long, with a 5/8ths inch wide,
serrated cutting edge. The back end is about 1/4 inch thick, and
the shape is ideal for holding with the thumb and middle finger as
shown at left.
Below: Worked edge, showing chipping pattern at the left.
At bottom: Front and back side views.
Who made it ? The Lenni Lenape frequented this part of Southeastern Pennsylvania. When ? Haven't a clue ...