Salvage dig finds!
This dirt was removed from a construction site, then deposited in an old quarry. Over 400 artifacts have been found in this dirt over the last 5 years.
August 14th 2018
Hot weather, too hot for hiking. Find a kayak or a canoe, and hit the river, it's time the right time of year for SNORKELING ARROWHEADS!!
I'll be posting the results of my upcoming snorkel adventures with more details..
ABOVE: This is a piece of red pipestone from Minnesota found near the Missouri/Arkansas border after recent floods. This cylinder is a drill core produced while drilling pipe stems. A hollow river cane is rotated in quartz sand and water slurry to drill the hole. A cylindrical column is produced from drilling, and then snapped off when complete, leaving the draw hole in place. This piece of red pipestone is proof that raw material was traded over long distances, and that pipes were then carved by local artists. AWESOME FIND!!!!
Above: Pitkin Chert Dalton Classic point found in Polk County Missouri in May 2017.
Killer true arrow point found on a river bank August 11th after 1 inch of rain.
Above: Calf Creek arrowhead that shows an impact fracture from use as a spear point!!!
Slideshows below from previous updates!
Above: Nice group of points snorkeled from a river bottom near West Plains, Missouri. Congrats Casey M.!
Below: It's a Snyders point, carefully flaked into a scraper, and undoubtedly meant to be mounted on a short handle. Material is high quality Burlington Chert.
Below: Some surface finds from 2018!!