NICE True Arrow Point!!!
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.
November 9th 2018
The weather just turned cold, but it's this time of year that produces more artifacts than any other!!
Tonight is the first hard freeze, and that means it won't be long until the water freezes over, which makes it tough to find points..
You have to find a hydroelectric power dam once it freezes over, it's there you'll find the only open water in freezing temperatures.
Be careful hunting in a spillway, and be sure to listen for any unscheduled releases from the dam.
Can't wait to see what turns up this year! Willy B.
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.
Slideshows below from previous updates!
I found this scraper, too!
It's got a polished edge
from scraping hides!!!
ABOVE: Found by the author in late October, 2018.
Above: Calf Creek arrowhead that shows an impact fracture from use as a spear point!!!
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.