The Microlithic Lunate: An Old-New Tool Type from the Negev, Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • Backed microlithic lunates, normally associated with late epipaleolithic industries in the Near East, reappeared for a brief span toward the end of the fourth millennium B.C. This tool type may serve as a chrono-stratigraphic indicator for this period, and their reappearance is of intrinsic theoretical interest.

publication date

  • January 1, 1983