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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.


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


(ˈmaɪ krə lɪθ)

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.
mi`cro•lith′ic, adj.


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


A small prehistoric flint tool.
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Microlith to macrolith: The reasons behind the transformation of production in the Irish Mesolithic.
The standard model recognizes five stages or modes of ancient stone tool making: pebble, biface, core, blade, and microlith.
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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).
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The flint artefacts they have found at the sites, which are under up to eight metres of water, range from a core, which was used to make knives and other sharp objects, to a microlith - the experts' word for an arrowhead.