- 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.
Origin of microlith
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- archaeol a small Mesolithic flint tool which was made from a blade and formed part of hafted tools
- A minute calculus, usually multiple and resembling coarse sand.
- A very small blade made of flaked stone and used as a tool, especially in the European Mesolithic Period.
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