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.
May 6th 2018
FIELDS ARE BEING PLOWED!!! Open dirt alert. Open dirt alert.
I suggest you go down by the river, look for open dirt freshly plowed, then ask for permission to look for arrowheads.
Walk the field, but not the whole thing. Concentrate your efforts on any high spots in the field. These high spots can be difficult to see because they are very slight rises in most cases, having been reduced in height by yearly plowing.
Once you've located a field that produces flint flakes and arrowheads (not every high spot in every field will have arrowheads), wait for the next rain, then go back (be sure to ask permission every time). The rain will leave artifacts exposed. Once you locate a campsite in a field, you can hunt it every year!
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.
A complete tool kit~! What a rare find. AWESOME! Searcy points date back 7,000 years before present. Look how crispy and sharp these are, just like the day they were made. Classic shape, beveled, and incredible serrations..
Insitu photo of a 9 point cache found in Benton County, Missouri!
Congrats, killer find!!!
Slideshows below from previous updates!
Personal Finds Polk County, Missouri
Above: Calf Creek arrowhead that shows an impact fracture from use as a spear point!!!