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Chris Martin
11-09-2009, 12:59 PM
Just wondering if any of you guys/gals hunt for point/Indian Artifacts?

I recently started and have had pretty good luck since I have only been at it 3 weeks:D I found what I believe to be a Dalton/Bird Point and a broken point that at one time was of good size. several scrapers/shards etc. Found out it may be a Beaver Lake....How in the hell do I tell the difference between a Dalton & BL?....lol I love this stuff. Said to be (7,000-11,000) B.P. Nice starter piece for my collection!

I would like to see and know what all you have found in your jouneys2thumbs

Any tips for a newb?

I have only been down to the Kaw Lake/Kaw Damn area to find these. I plan on doing more research and try and fine some creek beds etc to walk down.

I hear recent disturbed crop fields are a good place to hunt too if you can find owners willing.

I will post some pics of my humble pickings soon.
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/FinalFusion/arrowhead.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/FinalFusion/ArowheadfindsRandom2003.jpg

Post away guys/gals.....I would love to see hear of your finds!!!

Best,

Chris

Frank Aguirre
11-09-2009, 01:21 PM
I don't have any pics but I found an arrowhead while bowhunting about 10 yrs ago. A small mesquit tree raised it partially out of the dirt. It was very cool to find something like that. My wife put it away somewhere and I never found it again.

I found it north of Laredo , TX around Encinal.

Chris Martin
11-09-2009, 01:27 PM
Very cool Frank....too bad your wife "Hid" it from ya...hehe Its amazing what is out there just waiting to be found. Some people may think its a waste of time....But I think of it as finding some very interesting pieces of history.

Thanks for sharing Frank!!!

Chris


I don't have any pics but I found an arrowhead while bowhunting about 10 yrs ago. A small mesquit tree raised it partially out of the dirt. It was very cool to find something like that. My wife put it away somewhere and I never found it again.

I found it north of Laredo , TX around Encinal.

Denny Eller
11-09-2009, 02:04 PM
Chris the part of Kentucky that I live in was once an area for the meeting of the tribes. People find arrowheads and tools on a daily basis here. Farmers turn them over in their fields and loggers running dozers and skidders turn them over all the time. My wife's Uncle (a farmer) has between 400 and 500 arrowheads mounted and boxes upon boxes of them un-mounted. He only mounts the ones that are in near perfect condition. A logger friend of mine has just as many if not more. He looks in caves and old streambeds when he's not working. Kentucky sits atop limestone caves all over the state, Mammoth Cave being the most famous. Somerset sits on the banks of Lake Cumberland, a 70 mile long Corps of Engineers lake that is dammed by Wolf Creek Dam. The Corps recently found that the dam has some cracks due to the fact that it is settling. Surprise surprise C of E, the dam is built over caves, too. As a result of the problem with the dam the Corps has lowered the lake some 60 odd feet. This has allowed artifact hunters the opportunity to search parts of the shoreline that have been underwater since the early '50s and they are finding all kinds of treasures. Just a side note, those of you in Nashville should be praying that the dam doesn't break because you will certainly be swimming.

Chris Martin
11-09-2009, 02:10 PM
Denton,

That sounds like an outstanding location for hunters/gatherers!!!

Oklahoma is rich with Indian history as well. I think it is said that Oklahoma has more Indians that any other state. That could be wrong...but have been doing my research since I am not from here.

I hope to find a nice collection to pass onto my kids. I am sure I will...I am hooked big time...my daughter goes with us too...so she will catch on2thumbs

Would love to see some pics of your finds guys. If you ever get a chance....snap some. I am training my mind so all pics help.:D

Good stuff Denton!

Chris


Chris the part of Kentucky that I live in was once an area for the meeting of the tribes. People find arrowheads and tools on a daily basis here. Farmers turn them over in their fields and loggers running dozers and skidders turn them over all the time. My wife's Uncle (a farmer) has between 400 and 500 arrowheads mounted and boxes upon boxes of them un-mounted. He only mounts the ones that are in near perfect condition. A logger friend of mine has just as many if not more. He looks in caves and old streambeds when he's not working. Kentucky sits atop limestone caves all over the state, Mammoth Cave being the most famous. Somerset sits on the banks of Lake Cumberland, a 70 mile long Corps of Engineers lake that is dammed by Wolf Creek Dam. The Corps recently found that the dam has some cracks due to the fact that it is settling. Surprise surprise C of E, the dam is built over caves, too. As a result of the problem with the dam the Corps has lowered the lake some 60 odd feet. This has allowed artifact hunters the opportunity to search parts of the shoreline that have been underwater since the early '50s and they are finding all kinds of treasures. Just a side note, those of you in Nashville should be praying that the dam doesn't break because you will certainly be swimming.

Denny Eller
11-09-2009, 02:17 PM
Thanks Chris, it's great that you and your daughter are doing this together. Best of luck to you.

Chris Martin
11-09-2009, 02:25 PM
Thank you sir. I figure train her early and she will follow foot! Sje is only 2 years old and loves it down by the river.

Hope you get out and do some hunting...its fun regardless of finding anything...Just good to be out there ya know it.

Best to you and yours buddy.

Chris

stabber
11-10-2009, 07:24 AM
Cool, Our Friend BubbaSan collects arrowheads2thumbs

Chris Martin
11-10-2009, 07:29 AM
Awesome...I need some pointers/tips.

Lets get him over here so he can show us what a real collection looks like!

There some real beautiful looking stuff out there. I will find some....give me time:D


Cool, Our Friend BubbaSan collects arrowheads2thumbs

Clydetz
11-10-2009, 08:07 AM
When I was a kid I found a couple of arrowheads on the farm that used to be up the street from the house. We would walk across the farm to get to the stream that was on the other side. I'm sure they're still around here... I probably put them in a safe place. I always assumed they were from the Lenni-Lenape Indians of NJ.

Chris Martin
11-10-2009, 12:31 PM
Very cool. Least ya know you have them some place safe:D

If you ever come across them post some pictures. I have been to the dark side of the net and back looking at all things artifacts2thumbs Just another obsession of mine now:bud:




When I was a kid I found a couple of arrowheads on the farm that used to be up the street from the house. We would walk across the farm to get to the stream that was on the other side. I'm sure they're still around here... I probably put them in a safe place. I always assumed they were from the Lenni-Lenape Indians of NJ.

Clydetz
11-10-2009, 02:14 PM
You're in luck, Chris... I found them in the third place I looked! :D

The top one is about 1 5/8" long and a lighter grey than what it appears in the picture.
The bottom one is about 1 1/4" long and black.

Since I'm sure I found them when I was a teenager, they were probably found sometime around 1960. If you'd like to have them, pm me your address and I'll take care of the postage. If I put them back in the box where I found them, they will likely sit for another 50 years! :D


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b114/Clydetz/005.jpg

Chris Martin
11-10-2009, 02:54 PM
Clyde,

Those are awesome buddy. You sure you wouldnt want to give them to your kids/grandkids? They would make great gifts2thumbs I would hate to take them off your hands and a family member of yours miss out.

Either way that is very kind of you to offer up your finds like that. 2thumbs2thumbs




You're in luck, Chris... I found them in the third place I looked! :D

The top one is about 1 5/8" long and a lighter grey than what it appears in the picture.
The bottom one is about 1 1/4" long and black.

Since I'm sure I found them when I was a teenager, they were probably found sometime around 1960. If you'd like to have them, pm me your address and I'll take care of the postage. If I put them back in the box where I found them, they will likely sit for another 50 years! :D


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b114/Clydetz/005.jpg

Clydetz
11-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Clyde,

Those are awesome buddy. You sure you wouldnt want to give them to your kids/grandkids? They would make great gifts2thumbs I would hate to take them off your hands and a family member of yours miss out.

Either way that is very kind of you to offer up your finds like that. 2thumbs2thumbs

They're yours if you want them, Chris. At least you've shown an interest in them.

Chris Martin
11-10-2009, 06:07 PM
Thank you Clydetzbouncewow1 They will go to a good home, trust that!!!

Come on guys/gals.....would love to see and hear more finds/stories2thumbs

I am going again this weekend with the wife so hope to have a lot better pictures of some more nice finds.

Thanks again buddy! I truly appreciate it.

Chris

Fubarski
11-10-2009, 08:44 PM
"My wife put it away somewhere and I never found it again."

That's what happened to the last guy that had it!

5,000 years from now, somebody will be walking by the ruins of your house.............

Chris Martin
11-10-2009, 09:03 PM
LOL...Very true.




"My wife put it away somewhere and I never found it again."

That's what happened to the last guy that had it!

5,000 years from now, somebody will be walking by the ruins of your house.............

SSandshark1050
11-11-2009, 04:15 AM
I have a few godar points I received from James Beiler (Bubba-san).

I made the comment that I would like to own one and he pm'ed me for my address and told me I had some headed my way!

IIRC they are from between 500-1500 BC.

I'll toss some pics up tomorrow when I get the chance. It's pretty cool to know you have something that old in your possession. I often wonder where they've been and if they ever saw time on a shaft.

pretty cool.

bubba-san
11-11-2009, 06:37 AM
I still have quite a few prehistoric points and knives , most large points that are sometimes called spears are actually knives. I will post a few I have several thousand points most were found by me near st. Louis . they range in age from historic 1700 ad to about 12,ooo bc. If some of you guys like them I can post a few every week . enjoy, I wore out many pairs of tennis shoes walking the plowed fields in missouri and Illinois near cahokia mounds . been looking since I was 15 years old . Those were the good ol days Bubba

Chris Martin
11-11-2009, 07:15 AM
Awesome,

Stabba Dabba told me Bubba-san was a hunter and had lots of them. I agree, the hole thought of how old or what he intended on making it for. Even what was on his mind at the time he flaked off a knife or arrowhead? I think that is what has me hooked most....just being able to find artifacts like this and know there is some sort of history to it many moons ago.

I look forward to seeing your pics2thumbs

Thanks for sharing,

Chris


I have a few godar points I received from James Beiler (Bubba-san).

I made the comment that I would like to own one and he pm'ed me for my address and told me I had some headed my way!

IIRC they are from between 500-1500 BC.

I'll toss some pics up tomorrow when I get the chance. It's pretty cool to know you have something that old in your possession. I often wonder where they've been and if they ever saw time on a shaft.

pretty cool.

Chris Martin
11-11-2009, 07:20 AM
:eek::eek::eek::eek:

Bubba-San......Thats what I am talking about buddy. Jeebus!!!!!! Nice ones man. I see drills/axes/knives/points and just a bunch of goodness2thumbs

I plan on having a nice collection one day and just from finding what I have in a short amount of time I know its possible.

I look forward to seeing more of your finds Bubba! Thats why I started this thread...I want to see and hear about it all2thumbs2thumbs

Keep em coming guysrockon

Chris


I still have quite a few prehistoric points and knives , most large points that are sometimes called spears are actually knives. I will post a few I have several thousand points most were found by me near st. Louis . they range in age from historic 1700 ad to about 12,ooo bc. If some of you guys like them I can post a few every week . enjoy, I wore out many pairs of tennis shoes walking the plowed fields in missouri and Illinois near cahokia mounds . been looking since I was 15 years old . Those were the good ol days Bubba

bubba-san
11-11-2009, 05:50 PM
I said I would post some better stuff but, here is a close up pic of some I posted earlier , the first one is a Dalton point from Crawford co. Mo. second one is a fine Sedalia point found on Missouri river near Sedalia Mo. The last 2 are Etley points found in St louis co. at Schmidt site . The Scmidt site also Known as Hayden archeological site after the developer. Produced over 10,000 whole arrowheads it was like a arrowhead free for all . That's where I received most of my collection from . It was a arrowhead mfg site . Unbelievable once in a lifetime opportunity. you can google the hayden archeological site I think ? It is well published. the Dark Grey Dalton on left is about 10, 000 bc. in this area. Jim Harl was main archeologist on site. Also of mention if you Google the site . The developer tore the site up before he realized that it was an Indian village , The construction co didn't save the site they tore it up .I knew Mr and Mrs Schmidt and I hunted the site for years before it was excavated . The state filed suit to make him stop digging it up with earth movers . A slightly different version than the "saved" version . Joe Harl saved the site by filing the suit.

pocomoonskyeyes
11-11-2009, 10:44 PM
Well I don't have anything spectacular. I do have what I believe to be a youths hand axe and an arrowhead which I found on the farm where I live now. There is Flint all over the farm here. Part of the hand axe is broken but not much.

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt61/pocomoonskyeyes/finds/100_0714.jpg

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt61/pocomoonskyeyes/finds/100_0738.jpg

bubba-san
11-12-2009, 07:27 AM
If you live close to a creek or water way ? you may have a mound our village close by . I always look at the southern exposure sites thats where they lived most of the time .If you have lots of chert / flint I would say look in the winter time for rises on the high points of your land near creek . sounds promising . could be a goldmine ! also for small rises on bottom grounds. good luck

Chris Martin
11-12-2009, 07:33 AM
Nice ones Poco!!! I agree with Bubba, if you have chips etc its a good sigh your in a good location to score some good ol history!

If your like me, just read up online as much as possible. Alot of tips and pointers as well as identification etc.

I would get back out there and have a good time.

Thanks for sharing.

Chris

Chris Martin
11-12-2009, 07:35 AM
The big blades/points etc is what I am dreaming of in a find. Your finds are for sure motivating Bubba. Keep them coming:D


I said I would post some better stuff but, here is a close up pic of some I posted earlier , the first one is a Dalton point from Crawford co. Mo. second one is a fine Sedalia point found on Missouri river near Sedalia Mo. The last 2 are Etley points found in St louis co. at Schmidt site . The Scmidt site also Known as Hayden archeological site after the developer. Produced over 10,000 whole arrowheads it was like a arrowhead free for all . That's where I received most of my collection from . It was a arrowhead mfg site . Unbelievable once in a lifetime opportunity. you can google the hayden archeological site I think ? It is well published. the Dark Grey Dalton on left is about 10, 000 bc. in this area. Jim Harl was main archeologist on site. Also of mention if you Google the site . The developer tore the site up before he realized that it was an Indian village , The construction co didn't save the site they tore it up .I knew Mr and Mrs Schmidt and I hunted the site for years before it was excavated . The state filed suit to make him stop digging it up with earth movers . A slightly different version than the "saved" version . Joe Harl saved the site by filing the suit.

Keith Willis
11-13-2009, 04:47 AM
Bubba,that's some of the best looking points i've seen.I'll take some pic of what I have,and post it latter today.
Here's a little story you might find interesting,

My wife and I use to love hunting arrowheads,and other artifacts,but have not done any since I been disabled,anyway,about 6 years ago we were looking on a place,next to the Pearl River,here in South Ms.It was an area that belong to a friend,that also liked to hunt for arrowheads.We were looking in a plowed field,when I picked up a the tip of a point.It was the best looking piece I had ever put my hands on.At that time I did not have very many pieces,and we had a small arrowhead and Indian artifact show,that was to be in town.I mounted what we had on a board,and brought it to the show.It was not long before my friend came in with his dad.He went around to where my things were,and when he noticed that point,he kept saying that was the tip off his.Well long story short,the next morning,I brought it to his place of business,and would you believe it fit like a puzzle.He had found the other part 9 years eairler in the same plowed field.The entire point was 7 1/8'' long and 1 1/2'' wide.He offered to buy the part that I had,but I said he was kind enough to let us hunt on his land,and I let him have it.He was proud to have it.

Sorry if this was to long.

God bless,Keith

Chris Martin
11-13-2009, 07:05 AM
Keith,

I have heard very similar stories....That is a great story and good of you to give him the other half!

I look forward to seeing your finds:D

Chris


Bubba,that's some of the best looking points i've seen.I'll take some pic of what I have,and post it latter today.
Here's a little story you might find interesting,

My wife and I use to love hunting arrowheads,and other artifacts,but have not done any since I been disabled,anyway,about 6 years ago we were looking on a place,next to the Pearl River,here in South Ms.It was an area that belong to a friend,that also liked to hunt for arrowheads.We were looking in a plowed field,when I picked up a the tip of a point.It was the best looking piece I had ever put my hands on.At that time I did not have very many pieces,and we had a small arrowhead and Indian artifact show,that was to be in town.I mounted what we had on a board,and brought it to the show.It was not long before my friend came in with his dad.He went around to where my things were,and when he noticed that point,he kept saying that was the tip off his.Well long story short,the next morning,I brought it to his place of business,and would you believe it fit like a puzzle.He had found the other part 9 years eairler in the same plowed field.The entire point was 7 1/8'' long and 1 1/2'' wide.He offered to buy the part that I had,but I said he was kind enough to let us hunt on his land,and I let him have it.He was proud to have it.

Sorry if this was to long.

God bless,Keith

John Andrews
11-13-2009, 08:01 AM
I look for them every chance I get. I found one in a creekbed, the most beautiful and perfect arrowhead I ever found. A pal was holding it and looking at it when he dropped it on the concrete and broke it in half. :eek::mad: He wasn't even upset when he realized he broke it.

Advice, be careful who handles your valuables and never let anyone handle fragiles while standing on hard surface.

Chris Martin
11-13-2009, 08:11 AM
John, I would have lost it....lol Thats just disrespectful. I guess some people cant appreciate stuff like this.....sorry to hear about that, good thing is there are plenty more to be had!!!


I look for them every chance I get. I found one in a creekbed, the most beautiful and perfect arrowhead I ever found. A pal was holding it and looking at it when he dropped it on the concrete and broke it in half. :eek::mad: He wasn't even upset when he realized he broke it.

Advice, be careful who handles your valuables and never let anyone handle fragiles while standing on hard surface.

bubba-san
12-13-2009, 08:55 AM
A few more points from my collection . the larger one was a knife , you can tell by the serrations and bevels, the blade is slightly twisted . it was a much bigger blade maybe 6 " or so . the white drill / perferator was found by my wife near Salem, mo. about 2 years ago . it was made from a very old style point judging from the base . the rest are small arrow points , The small point were actually shot from a bow and some were used with atl atl (a dart throwing device). you could take deer and most normal game with those small points, the point was merely a device to pierce the skin and allow shaft which was larger to increase wound size . the dart shafts were up to 6 feet long .hope you enjoy .

Chris Martin
12-13-2009, 09:04 AM
Nice ones Bubba.

That knife is a monster. I have been hoping to find a large knife or Dalton.

I have yet to make it back out yet....might take my brother down to the river while he is here for the holidays.

You got a nice collection there Bubba.

Chris


A few more points from my collection . the larger one was a knife , you can tell by the serrations and bevels, the blade is slightly twisted . it was a much bigger blade maybe 6 " or so . the white drill / perferator was found by my wife near Salem, mo. about 2 years ago . it was made from a very old style point judging from the base . the rest are small arrow points , The small point were actually shot from a bow and some were used with atl atl (a dart throwing device). you could take deer and most normal game with those small points, the point was merely a device to pierce the skin and allow shaft which was larger to increase wound size . the dart shafts were up to 6 feet long .hope you enjoy .

Burton
12-13-2009, 10:11 AM
I have to round up some more pics but here is a big Hopewell next to a recent knife. I found this Hopewell in a major thunderstorm I was hugging the tree line and this baby called my name. It is a translucent Flint Ridge flint 3.75" long. I found a super fine half of a gorget a few feet away. I will get more pics together soon.

bubba-san
12-13-2009, 11:42 AM
I have to round up some more pics but here is a big Hopewell next to a recent knife. I found this Hopewell in a major thunderstorm I was hugging the tree line and this baby called my name. It is a translucent Flint Ridge flint 3.75" long. I found a super fine half of a gorget a few feet away. I will get more pics together soon.

Hmm nice piece , I have a few corner notched leaf shaped hopewells one of my favorite points. goes well with the knife. Thanks chris I know you will find that majic blade if you keep lookin.

Dacks
12-14-2009, 08:24 AM
Here's a few of my small collection. All of these come from the Pictou, Nova Scotia coastal region.

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1764/possumlodge017.jpg

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/143/possumlodge021.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2057/possumlodge020.jpg

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8200/possumlodge018.jpg

Chris Martin
12-14-2009, 08:37 AM
Nice ones Dacks! I need to find me a drill soon too. Cool looking.

Whats the large piece you have? Large scrapper?

Dacks
12-14-2009, 09:01 AM
Chris - The big piece was described to me by a professor at Cape Breton Univ as a "hand adz(e)".

Chris Martin
12-14-2009, 09:06 AM
Very cool, looks like it fit the hand well.

I have one similar to that....just smaller.

joe sangster
12-15-2009, 05:50 AM
Chris , check plowed fields after several heavy rains . Sometimes , points will be sitting up on pedestals . Look for fields with a lot of chert chips . This frequently indicates old camp sites . Once you find a field with points, keep checking yr after yr. Always get permission from owner. He might hunt & collect points also ! Good hunting ! I've been hunting & collecting them for 60 yrs.

Joe

Chris Martin
12-15-2009, 09:12 AM
Joe,

60 years....I bet you have a nice collection!!! I am going on about 3-4 months....haha Its good fun though....You just cant beat river time. If I find something that is cool...if not being down by the water is rewarding enough. Its cold as all hell here but hope to get my brother down there while he is in from California.

I have yet to hunt fields yet....But once I find a couple near natural water source I will try my luck!!!

When you get around to it, post some of them finds buddy.2thumbs

Best,

Chris


Chris , check plowed fields after several heavy rains . Sometimes , points will be sitting up on pedestals . Look for fields with a lot of chert chips . This frequently indicates old camp sites . Once you find a field with points, keep checking yr after yr. Always get permission from owner. He might hunt & collect points also ! Good hunting ! I've been hunting & collecting them for 60 yrs.

Joe

Chris Martin
12-23-2009, 02:51 PM
My most recent river find. Had my trusty MOB FOS handy as always.

Here she is, broken knife....not not my FOS the ancient one:eek::D Now I just need to find the other half.....This was a heart breaker:mad:
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/FinalFusion/ABrotherARiverandanAnimal008.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa286/FinalFusion/ABrotherARiverandanAnimal006.jpg

Merry Christmas everyone!

Chris

John Andrews
12-27-2009, 08:10 AM
Those sure are some awesome artifacts! I find a scraper and once in a while, an arrow head. One of my sons found a tooth with a hole drilled straight through it, found it in a creekbed when we were hunting for arrowheads. The tooth looked like it must have been strung onto a necklace at one time.

Keith Willis
01-11-2010, 06:00 PM
Sorry Chris,I guess I told you a month ago that I would post a pic of my finds,these are the few that I have.My wife and I have looked several years to find these.The top left second pic. is a marble.

Hope you like them

Chris Martin
01-12-2010, 09:41 AM
HK,

WOW.....Nice collection you guys have there. I see some very nice points there2thumbs This just proves I need to get out and hunt a lot more....lol

Congrats to you and your wife. They are not easy to find, but when you do its like an adrenaline rush.

Thanks for sharing bud. Awesome finds!!

Chris


Sorry Chris,I guess I told you a month ago that I would post a pic of my finds,these are the few that I have.My wife and I have looked several years to find these.The top left second pic. is a marble.

Hope you like them

Chris Martin
01-12-2010, 09:43 AM
Sounds like a nice find! Post a pic, we like pics:D Thats the fun part of all of this hunting artifacts. You just never know what has been waiting there and for how long to be discovered.


Those sure are some awesome artifacts! I find a scraper and once in a while, an arrow head. One of my sons found a tooth with a hole drilled straight through it, found it in a creekbed when we were hunting for arrowheads. The tooth looked like it must have been strung onto a necklace at one time.

bubba-san
01-12-2010, 01:49 PM
Here are some of my axes , they span the complete axe making periods and styles from 6000 bc to 500 ad approx .there is also a liitle drilled pendant I found near a burial mound. I agree you never know what you are going to find?? all you fellas have some nice blades , I like the nova scotia points little different styles , some of those are real old pieces.

Chris Martin
01-12-2010, 02:18 PM
Bubba,

I just decided I need to find me a couple axes now....lol Awesome. I see most of them had been found some time ago. That is still one of the best all around collections I have seen.

Good stuff Bubba!

Chris


Here are some of my axes , they span the complete axe making periods and styles from 6000 bc to 500 ad approx .there is also a liitle drilled pendant I found near a burial mound. I agree you never know what you are going to find?? all you fellas have some nice blades , I like the nova scotia points little different styles , some of those are real old pieces.

bubba-san
01-12-2010, 02:33 PM
Thanks Chris , a lot of my stuff was found after a several big floods in missouri back in the 80s . I was lucky that we found a washed out mound near the creek bottom , I was like someone left them laying there on a pedestal of dirt. we found so much stuff that we carried it out in canvas bags!! I must have a couple hundred lbs. of broken stuff , just from one site . the axes were found at several different sites that were very close to each other .

Chris Martin
01-12-2010, 03:17 PM
That was a find of a lifetime. Try to do that one over again....haha

I got pumped up just thinking about coming across that stuff. 2thumbs


Thanks Chris , a lot of my stuff was found after a several big floods in missouri back in the 80s . I was lucky that we found a washed out mound near the creek bottom , I was like someone left them laying there on a pedestal of dirt. we found so much stuff that we carried it out in canvas bags!! I must have a couple hundred lbs. of broken stuff , just from one site . the axes were found at several different sites that were very close to each other .

SCALPHUNTER
01-18-2010, 08:02 PM
Sounds like bubba-san may have found an old village site that in the past might have been "flooded out", and then abandoned. If it was a burial site, which most "mounds" were, there probably would have been some type of remains there as well. All villages were found near a source of water, such as a good sized creek or river, for convenience.