microlith


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mi·cro·lith

 (mī′krō-lĭth′)
n. Archaeology
A very small blade made of flaked stone and used as a tool, especially in the European Mesolithic Period.

mi′cro·lith′ic (-lĭth′ĭk) adj.

microlith

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌlɪθ)
n
(Archaeology) archaeol a small Mesolithic flint tool which was made from a blade and formed part of hafted tools
ˌmicroˈlithic adj

mi•cro•lith

(ˈmaɪ krə lɪθ)

n.
a very small stone tool made from a sharp blade-shaped piece of stone and used as the working part of a composite tool or weapon, esp. in Mesolithic times.
[1875–80]
mi`cro•lith′ic, adj.

microlith

1. a very small isotropic needlelike crystal, found usually in volcanic rocks.
2. a very small stone tooi or part of a tool, as a tooth of a primitive saw. — microlithic, adj.
See also: Geology

microlith

A small prehistoric flint tool.
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The new model showed that variation in microlith shapes is much more complex than previously believed, with frequent co-existence between shapes.
Microlith to macrolith: The reasons behind the transformation of production in the Irish Mesolithic.
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Coastal erosion is indeed eating away at this rock where Mesolithic or middle Stone Age microlith flint tools have been found.
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Apart from amorphous retouched pieces and fragments of retouched artefacts, identifiable implements include a burren adze slug (J2/1), a tula adze and a geometric microlith (both J2/2).