End Scrapers and Hide Processing at Hunters Home

Douglas Kullen, Thomas J. Loebel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram and Abstracts - 60th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference
StatePublished - 2016


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