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A obsolete term formerly applied to stone industries found in eastern and southern Africa, dated to the period 10 000 bc down to 6000 bc, and named after the type‐site of Magosi in Uganda. Characteristic tools include small points, microliths, and small blades. An advanced Levallois technique was employed for the production of flakes for the manufacture of other tools, together with a punch technique for the production of microlithic artefacts. Projectile points were produced by pressure flaking. However, the assemblage from the type‐site has been shown to be mixed and so can no longer be regarded as representative.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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