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microlith

 [mi´kro-lith″]
a minute concretion or calculus.

mi·cro·lith

(mī'krō-lith),
A minute calculus, usually multiple, sometimes constituting a coarse sand called gravel; may occur in prostate or testes.
[micro- + G. lithos, stone]

microlith

[mī′krəlith]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + lithos, stone
a small rounded mass of mineral matter or calcified stone.

mi·cro·lith

(mī'krō-lith)
A minute stone or stonelike concretion, especially a calculus fragment passed in the urine as a component of gravel.
[micro- + G. lithos, stone]

microlith

a minute concretion or calculus.
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Period 2 is the later manifestation of a microlithic assemblage which first appeared at Namu by 8000 B.
The microlithic assemblage is clearly related to the Denali Complex of central Alaska, which dates to between 11,000 and 9000 B.
In the north, microlithics decline in use by 5000 B.
The small Solutrean assemblages contain discrete quantities of retouched and especially backed bladelets -about 10 % of all the retouched tools from all levels combined-, thus less than in the Initial Magdalenian assemblages, in which, in turn, such microlithic elements are relatively fewer than in the Cantabrian Lower Magdalenian assemblages of El Miron.
Microlithic technology may have played a role in very high residential mobility that allowed for rapid colonization of high-latitude terrain (Goebel, 1999).
Approximate contemporaneity of stone artifact assemblages suggested by presence of distinctive tool types, notably microlithic assemblages (Dortch and Gardner 1976; Hallam 1987).
As in Aougnin n 'ait Ourigh, the Oued Mellah pottery assemblage was found along with microlithic industry.