On the spur of the moment: Effects of age and experience on hafted stone scraper morphology

@inproceedings{Weedman2002OnTS,
  title={On the spur of the moment: Effects of age and experience on hafted stone scraper morphology},
  author={Kathryn J. Weedman},
  year={2002}
}
North American archaeologists often designate spurs on scrapers as gravers or use them as temporal markers for the Paleoindian Period. The functional and stylistic aspects of spurred scrapers are explored here through an ethnoarchaeological study of stone scraper procurements production, use, and discard among the Gamo of southern Ethiopia. This research demonstrates that the presence of so-called graver spurs does not have a functional significance, but is the result of inexperience and/or the… CONTINUE READING

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