1chiefly Archaeology & Geology Of the nature of or relating to stone.
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- The excavation of lithic quarry sites presents archaeologists with logistical and analytical problems that are often not encountered at other site types.
- Compositionally, the most abundant types of lithic fragment are polycrystalline quartz varieties.
- Small lithic fragments comprise quartzite, gneiss and ubiquitous andesite.
late 18th century: from Greek lithikos, from lithos 'stone'.
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