microlithic


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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.
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In this context, investigation of Mesolithic and microlithic cultures attains special importance to understand the emergence of sedentary agro-pastoral communities that could have ultimately contributed for the Harappan culture.
Ten sagaies in this collection have longitudinal grooves, presumably most or all used for the mounting of microlithic elements, six of which also have more clearly decorative engravings.
A number of other undated sites with microlithic tool assemblages have also been identified in both coastal and inland areas that were frequented by fisher-foragers as the Younger Dryas climatic event brought on colder, drier conditions and diminished resource availability in the Levant.
Microlithic technology in northern Asia: A risk-minimizing strategy of the late Paleolithic and early Holocene.
Cardial and comb decorated sherds, as well as a mainly microlithic industry made of exogenous flint have been found associated with a flimsy dwelling structure on what seems to have been a temporary shelter.
These are equigranular rocks, mainly with doleritic textures but in some cases with microlithic or fluidal microlithic textures.
Mafic igneous rocks with microlithic to intergranular texture are ubiquitous but less abundant than more felsic compositions.