A friend and I are really interested in hunting arrowheads and similar things. Does anyone out there have experience in doing this, and maybe even knowledge of these artifacts? I'd appreciate any hints/knowledge that could be obtained.
The key is to look for stones that look "different". When you find one a lot of times they jump out at you because they are different from the surrounding rocks. The same cannot be said for stuff like plow heads, bowls and pestles, which look similar to everything around them.
A freshly disced field after a rain is best in in my opinion. Fields near streams that have or at one time had fish or game birds in them. You can find net weights sometimes there.
Search in a methodical pattern, and get permission from the farmer too!
Well, sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you, so the Dude must abide!
I try and tell myself it's like looking for sharkteeth on the beach. I'm about 300 to zero. Farmer plowed the two cotton fields on the club Monday and 2/10" of rain isnt enough I've heard. A members DIL found a nice one in a washout on the field though.
It took me forever to find my first - later in that day I found where they had sat and "chipped" the flint as there was flakes scattered in a semi-circular pattern. I picked up a hand full of flint in this spot. I also found the stone that was used in the napping process. It fit perfectly in my hand. I didnt know it at the time untill I saw one later in someone elses collection - so as far as I know - its still laying out there.
Found my first net weight last summer - it did not look like I thought it would - and growing up on a tributary to the ohio river it dawned on me that I have seen many of these when I was growing up.
Now I have my nose to the gound where ever I go...