Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Good Find

A friend and I hunted a corn field today. We weren't after deer or upland birds, we were surface hunting for Native American artifacts. This particular spot abuts a large river and is full of evidence of early man. More than likely there was a large village at this site on and off for thousands of years. The field has been picked over by collectors for decades, but after each big rain or spring till we are presented with a new look. On this trip we some flakes of quartz and flint that were refuse from when the American indians produced projectile points. We also found some clam shells, a good sign when you're more than 30 miles from the coast. The best find of the day, however, came right before the sun sank behind the tree line, as I picked up a small broken point; a big addition to my growing collection. It's what I would call a "heart-breaker;" not a full point, but complete enough to know how much skill was needed to make it. Needless to say, we'll be going back to this site again soon. 

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