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Microblades


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    • Microblade technology
    • Microblade tools
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    • found: Work cat.: Origin and spread of microblade technology in northern Asia and North America, c2007:p. 1 (Upper Paleolithic complexes with microblades are widely distributed in northern Asia; common in Paleoindian and subsequent complexes of Alaska, the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories) p. 3 (generally refers to a small and narrow blade produced mostly from conical or wedge-shaped microcores)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 24, 2008(Microblade technology is a period of technological development marked by the creation and use of small stone blades, which are produced by chipping silica-rich stones like chert, quartz, or obsidian. Blades are a specialized type of lithic flake that are at least twice as long as they are wide; developed first in Northern China during the Upper Palaeolithic period, perhaps as early as 30,000 years ago; the first Native Americans brought this technology with them across the Bering Land Bridge to North America)
    • found: Britannica online, Sept. 24, 2008(microblade tool. Late Paleolithic industries dating to 5010 kya comprise diverse blade and microblade tools, especially in Europe. Microblades and other points were probably hafted to produce throwing and stabbing spears)
    • found: Wiktionary, Sept. 24, 2008(microblade: Of or pertaining to the prehistoric technology of producing very small blades from silica rich minerals; microblade tools)
    • found: Dietler, J.E. The specialist next door: microblade production and status in island Chumash households, 2003, via WWW, viewed Sept. 24, 2008:p. 11 (Beginning around AD 900, microblades were produced in modest quantities in villages throughout the northern Channel Islands and a small number of villages on the adjacent mainland coast; flintknappers produced microblades with a series of overlapping blows parallel to a single prominent core ridge that had not been retouched; used exclusively for drilling shells, most commonly for the purpose of creating shell beads)
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