microlith

microlith

[mahy-kruh-lith]
noun Archaeology.
a tiny stone tool, often of geometric shape, made from a bladelet and mounted singly or in series as the working part of a composite tool or weapon, especially during late Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic times.
Compare macrolith, tranchet.


Origin:
1875–80; micro- + -lith

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microlith (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌlɪθ)
 
n
archaeol a small Mesolithic flint tool which was made from a blade and formed part of hafted tools
 
micro'lithic
 
adj

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microlith mi·cro·lith (mī'krə-lĭth')
n.
A minute calculus, usually multiple and resembling coarse sand.

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microlith   (mī'krō-lĭth')  Pronunciation Key 
A very small blade made of flaked stone and used as a tool, especially in the European Mesolithic Period.
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