Tabular scrapers are described as one of the lithic industries of the Early Bronze Age in the Levant region. They are referred to as either tabular or fan scrapers and they could be used as either scrapers or knives. Tabular scrapers were made from large flat cortical (outer core surface) flakes that were struck from flint nodules. Rosen describes them as having outer cortex on virtually all of their dorsal surfaces. He also explains that edge wear analysis has identified many of them as butchering knives rather than scrapers. They may also have been used for ritual purposes because some examples have incised designs on the cortex and are found near temples and shrines. The suggestion is that they were sometimes used in ritual sacrifice ceremonies.