Exquisite Mesolithic Microlith Find

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Exquisite Mesolithic Microlith Find

Post by laser_jock99 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:05 pm

Tiny Mesolithic microlith from a new site I'm investigating. Litterally seen in the leaf litter of the forest floor- a very lucky find indeed. The knapping skill is second to none- I counted no less than 15 retouch marks on the 'glueing' side. Only 16mm long, I believe it was intended to be part of fish harpoon.




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Re: Exquisite Mesolithic Microlith Find

Post by grendel on Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:48 pm

Very nice knapping indeed. I've made a lot of them. The main problem is finding a tool strong enough to flake the flint but also be incredibly thin.

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Post by the barnacle on Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:55 pm

very nice that - well done in spotting it.
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