spear thrower

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a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear

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The carved, mammoth-shaped spear thrower dates back to 12,000BC.
glory by the firm than spear thrower Steve Backley or dec-athlete Dean Macey on their individual performance lines.
The spear thrower in Australia, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 76: 445-83.
This created light armaments for use as projectiles, either as arrows in bow and arrow technology, or more likely as spear throwers (atlatls).
The] stick figure people have much less detail but are shown in lively activities like having babies and hunting with spear throwers.