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.
Co-curated by the Albany Heritage Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation, the exhibition features stone axes, spears, spear throwers, knives and a postcard, including seven pieces which were collected in the 1830s by local surgeon Dr Alexander Collie.
Between the genuflections probe with barbell and the competition result of the man spear throwers the correlation items indicate a lower value (r=0.
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.