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SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: hand-throwing (n.)
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A ceramic ware, formed on a potter's wheel with one's hands
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: spear thrower, spearthrower, throwing stick, atlatl, woomera
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A device which increases the power with which a spear can be hurled; a long stick with a hooked end which holds the butt of a spear. The implement usually has finger grips at one end. The device thus becomes an artificial extension of the thrower's arm, giving him increased leverage and range and allowing the thrower to hurl a spear accurately a much greater distance than he could by unaided hand. Spear throwers were used in Europe during the Palaeolithic and throughout the New World in pre-Columbian times, where they were known as atlatls. Spear throwers made of reindeer antler are characteristic of the Magdalenian period in Europe. Similar devices were used in the Arctic, and in Australia, where they are often called woomeras.
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: To form a ceramic object on a potter's wheel, making use of the centrifugal force produced by rapid rotation of the wheel
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: wheel-thrown pottery
CATEGORY: ceramics
DEFINITION: In ceramics manufacture, a technique using centrifugal force to help force the body upwards and outwards from the center of a ball of tempered clay, while the potter's hands restrict outward motion and shape the vessel.

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