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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Waiting for the plows

I secured permission hunt some fields for relics near my house. Just waiting for them to start plowing. I have permission on that farm as well as the surrounding ground guy leases to farm. Should be enough area to keep me busy all spring. The caretaker told me he frequently finds stone relics when he plows. One field in particular sits on some high ground overlooking a decent size stream. There's also a natural spring on the farm. Should make for some good hunting.

I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 06:41 PM
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Any chance of getting an old map of the area that might show where there were features that might lead to finds? Have you had a chance to look over the fields and if so any evidence of back-in-the-day activities? Cabins, saw mills, encampments of any type? Maybe local folk lore?

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There are a few Paleo-Indian settlements in and around the Shenango reservoir. Its not uncommon to find pottery shards and stone points of different epochs. The oldest I ever found was a LaCroy point. A friend of mine found a Clovis style point. These fields are within a mile or so of the lake. This will be my first venture into them but I've been checking aerial maps and making note of higher elevation spots, water sources, drainages, etc. I'm just a casual searcher so I've only ever found a couple of points. I've found several scraping tools and part of a knife.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 06:13 AM
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I found my first large cent when detecting a plowed field. Back in the day walking behind a mule or horse while plowing would get farmer Jones tossed around like he was on a kangaroo ride and that's when things leap out of pockets.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 04:51 AM
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Very few farms in my area plow anymore. They use the no till deal.
The only plows in the soil are the Amish folks.

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It's certainly getting tougher to find stuff, but I still do alright.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2017, 06:25 AM
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powder measure

looking in an old INDIAN camp for arrowheads last week I found a powder measure from a cap n ball pistol flask--guess INDIANS around here had guns--looks like about 10 grains--differant than modern ones--no corosion but a gray color--few years ago found a mini ball once fired with rifling marks and nose damaged--old not a recently fired
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