July 5th 2018
Lots of rain right now is rolling creeks and rivers. Hunt in the rocks after the flood water goes down, up high in the drainage. It's too hot to hunt in the afternoon, with the heat wave right now.
Choose spring fed creeks to beat the heat. It's much more comfortable to hunt with your feet in 58 degree water...
I recommend an early start (dawn) and wrap up your hunt by noon. Heat is not to be taken lightly, it can really zap you!!
Above: Pitkin Chert Dalton Classic point found in Polk County Missouri in May 2017.
Slideshows below from previous updates!
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.
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.
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: Calf Creek arrowhead that shows an impact fracture from use as a spear point!!!
Below: Some surface finds from 2018!!