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.
The igneous textures recognized in thin sections include lathwork, microlithic
, cryptocrystalline, felsitic, and vitric types.
technology in northern Asia: A risk-minimizing strategy of the late Paleolithic and early Holocene.
Flint inventories include some blades and microlithic
tools evidencing blade industry (Rimantiene 2005).
These are equigranular rocks, mainly with doleritic textures but in some cases with microlithic
or fluidal microlithic
Mafic igneous rocks with microlithic
to intergranular texture are ubiquitous but less abundant than more felsic compositions.
Groundmass texture: M: microlithic
, T: trachytic, and V: vitreous.