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4 shows typical artefacts from an Early and a Later Mesolithic site. The type artefacts for the period are microliths, small blades, usually of flint, that have been retouched; they occur in a range of shapes and sizes. Microliths are often found in hundreds, and on some sites in thousands. They were probably components of a wide range of tools, including hunting equipment. Collections including relatively large microliths, either shaped like isosceles triangles or described as ‘obliquely blunted points’, are referred to as ‘broad blade assemblages’.
Despite these vegetational changes, no great turnover of animal species is indicated (see below). This period nevertheless saw the final disappearance of open steppe species such as mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), which may have become extinct in western Europe at about the same time (Street in Fagnart and Thevenin 1997). ) and possibly roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). Wild horse (Equus ferus) became less common, while reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), if it occurred at all, would have been confined to open tundra in the northern uplands.
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