is this a tool?

Victor Debattista (
26 Jun 1995 17:33:49 -0400


I have a question for any archaeologists interested in Native American studies.
I was on Long Island over the weekend and quite by chance found what looks like
a scraper. One side looks and feels sharpened, the other is shaped to fit in
the palm of the hand. The shape of the sharp side seems pretty manufactured,
so I'm willing to guess that this is a real artificat, but how can I be sure?


(PS, if there are any archaeologists who may be interested in the location
where I found this, I'm willing to tell, but I won't reveal it to anybody who
cannot prove to my satisfaction an academic interest, read potential looters.)