Curved wood throwing and fending sticks from Ceremonial Cave. The throwing stick, or rabbit stick, was used to fell small game; in concept, they are not unlike the Australian boomerang although the rabbit sticks do not return to the sender. Fending sticks were used to ward off blows. The specimens shown could have been used for both purposes, although the one shown at top right has been made into a wrench used for straightening spear or dart shafts. The bottom two specimens are unusually large for rabbit sticks.
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