A stone tool especially shaped in order to remove the flesh and fat from an animal hide. Scrapers are usually retouched; having much smaller flakes taken off along its edges, often have a rounded blade with a convex profile. Scrapers are the most common stone tools from the Middle Palaeolithic period onwards. Many scrapers have been found in Buckinghamshire and a lot of them date to the Neolithic period, such as those from Costains Pit in Thorney and Lodge Hill, Bledlow.