Ultimate Guide to Indian Artifact Hunting by William Bauer

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ABOVE: Arrowhead hunting with my system produced these high grade Indian artifacts in 2011.

Wish they were all like this one- -surface hunt March 2014.  
click recent finds page link below for insitu photos!

WEBSITE UPDATED 4/7/2014-- Recent Finds Page 

BELOW: Bonus sunset after the hunt! April, 2014


by Willy B.

When you find Indian artifacts you collect what money can't buy. Arrowhead hunters collect experiences, memories of adventure, excitement, and triumph.

They say arrowheads are where you find them, and it's true, Indian artifacts might turn up just about anywhere. However, looking EVERYWHERE is not practical. A plan is necessary if you want to find arrowheads consistently. You need to look where Indian artifacts are concentrated. This means locating Indian camps.

For a beginner, it's difficult to know where to find Indian camps.  It takes years of experience to understand the placement of campsites. Most beginners learn camp locations from other people, or find Indian camps accidentally. There are short arrowhead hunting guides on the internet, but they do not offer many specifics. Experienced arrowhead hunters do not part with their secrets easily.

Between paying the light bill and raising a family most people find it impossible to reach the level of expert artifact hunter, simply because they do not have the time to develop the initial knowledge base.  Without this knowledge base you will fail more than you succeed.  Few people have the wherewithal to get past these difficult first years.

Within my book lies the salvation of every aspiring expert.  I have developed a modern school of Indian artifact hunting and condensed this knowledge on these pages. Arrowhead hunting theory and technique found here will allow you to bypass these most difficult first years, and operate with the knowledge base of an expert arrowhead hunter, within the time it takes you to read and understand this work.


Stopped the kayak for a lunch break at one of my favorite hunting spots. 
I put my seat right in the river and eat lunch with my feet in the cool water. 

Look at the bottom carefully, and take your time.

You never know what you might see down there..........

Pictured below is my first Dalton, found last year on the same gravel bar.


UPDATE:     July 2013      

G-10 Agate Basin Drill  

I found this Agate Basin drill on a mud bank after a short heavy rain. 

It was fully exposed-just laying there, like something out of a dream.

Insitu picture below:

This point is 8,000 years old.

This is the oldest point in my collection. It would be very difficult to top this find in 2013.......but the year isn't over yet.

UPDATE: September 2013

G-10 Motley

I found the point below on a riverbank after dark with a headlamp!

Read the full story "Night Hunt" on my Recent Adventures page.

This point has a "bullseye" on one side, a needle tip, and a ground base.


I make no assumptions of your arrowhead hunting knowledge, and have included the basics as well as advanced technique and theory.  Each chapter helps explain the next. There are 15 surface hunting and 5 digging techniques included.  This book presents a SYSTEM for Indian artifact hunting that involves many disciplines. There are individual parts of this book you can apply immediately to improve your arrowhead hunting results, but if you follow the SYSTEM you will get the best results. This book will give you the tools, but the leg-work is still up to you.


Beginner to Expert level arrowhead hunting guide.

258 pages---73 color photos---50,000 words

14 Surface Hunting Methods

5 Indian Artifact Digging Techniques

14 Chapters, Including:

  • Locating Indian Camps
  • How to Schedule Arrowhead Hunting
  • Successful Mindset and Winning Strategy
  • Arrowheads as a Commodity
  • Arrowheads and the Law
  • In-situ Photographs
  • Kayaks, Canoes, and Powerboats
  • Archaeology and Ethics
  • When There is No Rain
  • Indian Artifact Hunting Safety Considerations

Photos below taken on a single arrowhead hunt Dec.29th 2012

I found this Indian camp on a topographic map

BEFORE leaving the house


and learn how to find Indian camps

just by looking at maps!

True arrow point insitu.

Looks like another one!

Fully exposed quartzite DALTON!

WOW-now that will take your breath away.........

Below: Broken points for the day.

This is what happens when all your hard work comes together
FOUR nice points on a single hunt!



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