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Who used woomera to throw a spear?
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What is the name of the tool used by the Aborigines to throw their spears?
How was a Woomera used?
A woomera is a spear throwing device. By placing the spear in the woomera, Australian aboriginals invented a way of using leverage on the spear that enabled it to go much further then a conventionally thrown spear. The woomera was usually made of hollow wood from a hollow tree. It was also as a knife, chisel, graver, digging stick and for cutting cooked fish. It was also used for looking for grubs. The woomera was part of the Australian aboriginal hunters tools.
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When was woomera spear made?
Woomera Spear Projectiles may go back 100,000 years. Wood is quick to rot away, stone points are not. Wooden points (tips) are very effective with a heavy projectile as well, and durable. I wonder if the proof will be the wear and tear damage found on fossilized shoulder joints, however throwing a Woomera Spear is very similar to throwing any other Javlin type spear. The Woomera Spear is thrown hard, fast and flat. No fletch to slow it down.
What use did Aboriginal Australians have for a woomera?
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Why would a good fisher not throw his spear where he sees a fish?
A good fisher would not throw his spear at a fish because they have a chance of 1. Losing the fish and the spear when throwing the spear, 2. Good fisherman wait until they have the best chance to hit the fish, and 3. A good fisherman would never throw their spear unless if they could not hit the fish with the spear in their hands.