Many of these artifacts are from the Early Inhabitants of North America that arrived perhaps thousands of years ago either from the Bering Strait, or as some have theorized from the South American hemisphere, maybe even by primitive rafts or ships. How many thousands? I am researching that. In the meantime though, there are multitudes of ancient sites that have been examined, looted, protected and destroyed by modern man, and yet, there are a multitude of sites that are still undiscovered. You simply need to get a map, do some research, and put "miles on your dogs." As always, you need to make sure you are following the rules and adhering to state and federal regulations specific to you in regard to surface hunting for these pieces of history. If you run into anything significant while surface hunting, please contact your local archaeological society, thank you....I. Neal, Collector/Site Admin
The fall season can actually hinder your hunt, notice how the banding on this Jakie Stemmed artifact blends in with the surrounding fall leaves.
Below is a nice Dickson type point, white Burlington chert stands out well in the grayish-black silt and deposited gravel.
Again, these are not staged photos, this is the real deal! Encourage a young person to get involved and spend some quality time out in the field or river by educating them of our rich and vast history.
Below is a nice Graham Cave type point laying there waiting in a dry gravel bed. Furthermore, this was about the only thing I have ever found in this runoff, sometimes you will find a stray here and there, which can make for an exciting trip.