Meaning of microlith


Pronunciation: (mī'kru-lith), [key]
— n. Archaeol.
  1. 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, esp. during late Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic times. Cf.
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