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Shell scraper

Conch shell internal part, named columela, with spires attached which were used as scrappers. As scrapper they were used for peeling the skin from manioc tubers.
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Shell scraper for food preparation

This shell scraper was a part of the bivalve codakia orbicularis. This was utilized in natural shape, taking advantage of the round end of the bivalve. With this the indigenous people peeled of the rind from the manioc before shredding the root, extracting its poisonous juice, and cooking it on a flat, clay griddle. The…
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