microlith definition

  • noun:
    • Archaeology A very tiny knife manufactured from flaked stone and utilized as an instrument, particularly in the European Mesolithic Period.
    • a tiny rock tool.
    • just like microlite, 2.
    • A name recommended by Vogelsang, in 1867, to designate the “microscopic acicular aspects of rocks”; a “microscopic individual” (Zirkel).

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