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[mahy-kruh-lith] /ˈmaɪ krə lɪθ/

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.
(archaeol) a small Mesolithic flint tool which was made from a blade and formed part of hafted tools

microlith mi·cro·lith (mī’krə-lĭth’)
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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