Surface hunting arrowheads is finding Indian artifacts that have been uncovered by natural or man-made erosion. Surface hunting is RESCUING arrowheads from certain destruction. If no one is there to pick up a recently uncovered artifact, it will be damaged and eventually destroyed.
Eroded artifacts will be moved by water currents, waves, weather, wildlife, tractors and bulldozers; eventually they will be broken to pieces. It's up to you to get out there and
SAVE AN INDIAN ARTIFACT TODAY!
Surface hunting is my preferred method of finding arrowheads. There's nothing more enjoyable than walking the landscape finding traces of the Ones who Came Before!!!
SURFACE HUNTING INDIAN ARTIFACTS
Is rescuing them from eventual destruction by
nature or man!!
...and even then, some can be tricky!!
IT COULD BE WHOLE........
I Hunted right at the waterline, and flipped out this nice drill and a couple others, too. Six complete points is a great hunt!!
I had to learn what types of rock are most common in my area for artifacts to be made from, so I know what colors to look for....
Some points can be CAMOUFLAGE!!
A GOOD DAY SURFACE HUNTING:
I spotted the first arrowhead within a few minutes of looking...the tip was poking out
It's a tough one to spot, but a little bird point appears in the photo. Look just right of center and down a little bit in the pic above...
At least the ear has been anciently sharpened off, and it's not a recent break!
This delicate, crispy sharp arrow point was exposed by wave action. How long would it have lasted when the water came back up and moved it around in the rocks???
LOOKING GOOD SO FAR....
I spotted the first arrowhead within a few minutes of looking..the tip was poking out. Indian artifacts were sticking out all over the place.
There is an arrowhead in the picture below.
Can you find it???
This next one is for advanced level hunters- there is a side notch arrow point almost fully visible in the gravel below:
You Can't Win 'em All..