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microlithic

[mahy-kruh-lith-ik]
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  1. pertaining to or characterized by the use of microliths, as a people or culture.
  2. of the nature of or resembling a microlith, as a tool.

Origin of microlithic

First recorded in 1870–75; microlith + -ic
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Historical Examples

  • Thus the Azilian bone-harpoon industry, like the Tardenoisian microlithic flint industry, was largely pursued by fisherfolk.

    Men of the Old Stone Age

    Henry Fairfield Osborn

  • The influence of the Palolithic is much stronger, especially in the case of the microlithic Tardenoisian types.

    Men of the Old Stone Age

    Henry Fairfield Osborn