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- adj. Of or pertaining to the prehistoric technology of producing very small blades from silica rich minerals.
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This so-called microblade technology spread widely in northeast Asia, offshore to Japan, and north into Siberia.
In the more open country of the north, the microblade traditions of millennia earlier continued to diversify into ever more specialized hunting and foraging economies, as well as into emerging seacoast economies.
The middle Aldan River Valley began to support bands of late Ice Age people using microblade technology 15,000 years ago, perhaps earlier.
No evidence of bifaces and unifaces typical of later Clovis have been found in the lower level, and Goodyear looks to Siberian microblade industries for parallels.
The presence of LSA, has been described from Bed V microliths, bladelets, microblade cores, and at Mumba Rock Shelter,
& Volman, 1986; Deacon & lets and microblade cores, though cir - Geleijnse, 1988;