Macrolith


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Macrolith

 

a massive tool (ax, pick, gouge) made from a flint nodule worked over by flaking on two sides with crude chips. Macroliths were widespread in the early Neolithic and somewhat in the late Neolithic in much of Europe and in Australia and Tierra del Fuego. In the USSR, macroliths have been found in the Upper Volga Region, in the Ukraine, and elsewhere.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In short, these assemblages are largely bi-partite in their composition: macroliths often made on local non-flint raw materials and microliths made on non-local highquality flint.
A few denticulates and sidescrapers and relatively numerous notches are found throughout the Badegoulian levels and there are even some macroliths including a classic chopper (Servelle, 2012).