Above: Dalton found in a creek near Springfield, Missouri by my buddy ian. Congrats on a super find! Below: Calf Creek from the same hunt.
January 2019 Hunt Report
Strange weather once again, wide temperature swings of 30+ degrees in a single day, and we hit 70 degrees last week here in Missouri, but today there's snow on the ground and more on the way.
One interesting side effect of rapidly dropping temperatures is that particulate matter tends to fall out of suspension in water, making rivers and open water a very clear window to the bottom.
Spectacular visibility right now, get your chest waders and hit your creek spots, the leaves have washed away!
ABOVE and BELOW: A great arrow point I found in 2018.
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.
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.
Cache of points found by my buddy Casey in December 2018.
ABOVE: Full groove Limestone ax found in late December near Springfield, Missouri. AWESOME!!!
Above: Calf Creek arrowhead that shows an impact fracture from use as a spear point!!!
Slideshows below from previous updates!
Above: Killer Dickson found by the author November 2018.
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.