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Discussion in 'Wildlife Artwork and Crafts' started by dale65, May 6, 2018.

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    I do enjoy it, walking a row, a row that I may have all ready walked several times and pow there it is.
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  2. This is the pipe I found. I can't say that I have ever went out and intentionally looked for arrow heads but my old job found me walking a lot of fields. Then I do a lot of turkey hunting in multiple states so I always keep my eyes open. This is by far my best find.
     

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  3. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    thanks for showing. have quite a collection myself, all personal surface finds. about a bushel each of grooved axes and celts, hundreds of lbs. of broken points and the good ones all in frames. about 25 slate banners , all broken except 2. have one site not over an acre or two where we have found 27 grooved polished axes. always wondered why so many. scattered, so not a stash. maybe disease, fire, war, hard winter? we will never know.
     
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  4. dale65

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    That is some cool finds guys I would love to find some stuff like that I'm going Saturday and give it a try will let you know how I do thanks for sharing the pics I love seeing them
     
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    Joey I was over there in Philadelphia mississippi about a month ago at the casino and stoped at a store and was looking around seen what looked like a mound there behind the store have you ever been over that way and seen and thing like that over there
     
  6. I would give my left nut to find just one. (not a big decision to make, its not used that often any more lol)
     
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  7. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    surface hunting is pretty much a bust since the advent of no till. I did find a super adena point in our own field this spring. also have found one stash of about a dozen super thin and fine harrison co. grey flint points. have about 6 true clovis types and hundreds of near clovis type archaics. our farm is the only high spot in a big horse shoe curve on a major creek in the area. they camped here or under water, so it`s here. our farm has been inhabited since at least clovis times as we find everything from archaic to hopewell, adena, late woodland and even clay trade pipes traded by the french. no excavating, all surface finds. know of several great sites now under pavement or a house siting right on top of them. here is a funny story. saw a nice hill behind a house and knocked on the door saying it looked good for an indian camp, could I walk it? the lady said she was sure indians would not camp that close to her house. argh......
     
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  8. dale65

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    Thats how crazy people are now days they know nothing if it's not on Facebook
     
  9. byrdman

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    so are these just arrowheads that were tossed out as rejects by the maker or was it the site of some big bow and arrow battle
     
  10. dale65

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    I think where I'm finding them it's a place where they stayed a lot of the time and made them most probably was not used unless they kelp them but they more then likely had people that just made arrow heads like now not everyone can do taxidermy cause where they are they are way to many flakes there not for it to be a camp and a creek there that is full of the same rock just my though on it im no expert on it
     
  11. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    most points are not arrowheads, rather spear points throw with an atlatl, or knife blades.. google atlatl and you can see how they were used. bow and arrows are a rather late development in native american history. my oldest daughter developed such an interest from hunting with me that she went on to an archaology degree from co state. she has worked on a lot of private and public digs all over the west. including on several national parks and blm land areas.
     
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    Yeah I think you right about them used as spear points but I all ways wonder about the really small points like the bird points and other really small points ?
     
  13. Byrdman the field those were found in , is adjacent to three indian mounds. There was a fourth that was in the field, leveled many years ago. ( shame). Any ways the place was a large living / camp area. Used “ so they say” for ceremonial purposes.
    There is broken pottery everywhere I mean everywhere. You could fill up a 5 gallon bucket it 10 min. You can still see a dark circle out in the field im guessing fire. The arrowheads are plentiful still after years and years of people looking. Some times we see teeth and bone fragments. We dont pick those up.
     
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    I've seen that to Glenn there are some mounds about 4or 5 miles from where I found the points I talked to a guy that owned a store not far from there and he said there was some mounds on some of his family's land and they took a bulldozer and leveled them so they could farm it that is a shame I tryed to get the guy up the road to let me look in the filed where the mound is but he wouldn't let me
     
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  15. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    The "Mother Mound" of the Choctaw Nation is Nanih Waiya, located about 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia. Not sure about the mound you are referring to. If you want to see the mother of all mounds, visit Cahokia, near East St Louis, IL. It's the largest mound in North America. Then, Poverty Point near Monroe, LA is a very interesting mound built by a very unique civilization. In AL, there's Moundville at Tuscaloosa. I could go on and on...I've visited every one I could. The Mississippi Delta has hundreds of mounds, most on private property. Winterville Mounds, north of Greenville, have a really nice museum.
     
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    my property is right outside the line of the " Indian boundry" where they had to camp as werent allowed in town there is still an old rusty sign ......where would be a good place to look for stuff.... there is one cornfield left thats not developed is unplanted this year is up for sale did they camp in the open or in woods? I have oaks that are over 200 years old kind of high ground also old rail bed now a yuppie bike path
     
  17. Bill Yox

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    My dream is to find a grooved ax. Ive even scheduled classes to coincide with walking fields where i might find sn ax. I really havent figured that out too well though, lol. Bob did you just stumble onto them, or know of a particular area or site?
     
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  18. Bill Yox

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    We are talking prehistoric man, so 200 hundred year old oak stands are not much of a marker. Think in thousands for some of this stuff!
     
  19. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    a buddy farms the ax place and told me he had found several from the tractor is how we started huntng it. it is just a non descript hill next to what was at one time a large laKE/POND/BOG thaT IS NOW drained and farmed. if a guy has an eye for this kind of thing he can pick out those site miles away. we have found probably that many more axes in other places in indiana. I mean far away from the one place, 50 miles or more. so maybe we just have more here. every collector has found a few and every old farmer has a few laying around. none would be any good to chop wood like we do with a steel ax, so they must have used them for other purposes. we find a lot of celts ( ungrooved ax) also. the ax place we find other utility tools and chips , broken and good points etc. it was j a village site.
     
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  20. Joey you like site seeing mounds. There are some 40ish mounds here in Tensas. Could be more its a LOT. With in 5 miles of my house is 10 visiable mounds . Most of which you can walk upon. A few of these have state historacle markers placed at them. ( Ghost site, Shackleford church, Balmora mounds) . Shackleford is right beside my house.
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