Testing and data recovery at the Hunters Home site (11Wi398) in Naperville, Illinois, recovered nearly 60 formal end scrapers. Microwear analysis determined that more than 80 percent of them exhibited traces of use-wear, and, of those, more than 90 percent showed evidence of hide working. These observations corroborate other lithic use-wear studies in central and eastern North America which suggest that formal end scrapers were manufactured almost exclusively for use as hide scraping tools.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Program and Abstracts - 60th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference|
|State||Published - 2016|