ARTIFACT HUNTERS ?

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by FOWLTALK, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. FOWLTALK

    FOWLTALK New Member

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    I'm curious to know how many you fellas hunt for Indian artifacts.......last year while hunting for turkeys, i set the
    dekes in a plowed up field at Killbuck & noticed a large amount
    of flint throughout the field. After the gobbler & hen spotted
    my arrival & the Sun grew high, I decided to roam the field.
    Within a hours time & only covering a small area, I found
    several broken points & a couple perfect ones.
    If you never hunted for arrowheads before, it can be alot of
    family fun....really keeps the kids attention span going strong & is cheap entertainment. If warm enough you get a nice suntan
    too.
    Last year was the first time I've hunted for artifacts since
    I was a boy. My grandfather had a fantastic collection that we
    have in storage, consisting of arrowheads,axe heads,pipes, spears,scrapers,drills, even doll moccasins among other things.
    I packed one up....and smoked the pipe....still works, even
    after 200+ years !

    Really makes you wonder, what that arrowhead was last used on?
    Deer, bear,turkey, duck.......maybe some cowboy.....eh !!!


    buddy,
    dean
     
  2. chris

    chris New Member

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    my Dad has ton of them from growing up on a farm. I look all the time and can never seem to find one lol
     

  3. Kyle_H

    Kyle_H New Member

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    The farm I live on in Jackson with the name Arrowhead Acres.

    I have shoe boxes full of them...everytime we plow the fields we turn over a bunch. We have a so called Indian mound on our farm, but my stubbern grandpa wont let them fence it in. He says it takes up to much of his field.

    We have found all kinds on need little things, but so many people have collected them over the years there are not as many now. Seems like everytime we plow the field there are cars parked all up and down the road.
     
  4. FOWLTALK

    FOWLTALK New Member

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    Well i'm open to invitations buddy Kyle.....since we did'nt
    hook up on the Delaware hunt, maybe we could take out a couple
    gobblers & find some arrows to boot !
    I hear you're the guy holding all the turkey woods. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">

    What did the indians use to make or i should say sharpen or
    chip away the flint to make arrowheads ? any guesses ?

    buddy,
    dean
     
  5. robert

    robert New Member

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    WE FOUND A FEW ARROWHEADS BUT I DO HAVE A PRIZE THAT MOST WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO A COLLECTION ITS A PURPLE FLINT AXE HEAD USED FOR DANCES.I HAD A COLLECTOR TELL ME THAT THEN PROCEEDED TO OFFER ME A HELL OF PRICE FOR IT BUT I KEPT IT.
     
  6. esetter

    esetter New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    As some of you know I'm an Archaeologist and I know Indian stone tools really well. Most I can date to within a few hundred years and can also tell what kind of chert/flint they are made of and where the nearest flint/chert sources are. I have dug on many sites in Ohio and the midwest. Archaeology is a lot of fun especially for families. I would encourage you to take your families to see some of the Indian Mounds still preserved in parks throughout Ohio. Mounds are disapearing all the time more than 90% of the ones which were here when euro-americans arrived are now gone. Parks with mounds are mostly in central and southern part of ohio, but there are some all around. I know the Ohio Historical Society has a list of all their parks on their web site.

    If anyone would like some more information on artifacts they have found drop me an email with a photo.

    Cheers,
    Joe Navari aka esetter
     
  7. FOWLTALK

    FOWLTALK New Member

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    Here's some more.....check out the two pipes, one has the head
    of a seal ? or something like it.
    One picture is of a flint "fish hook" and a doll moccasin.....
    thats some rare goodies there my friends.

    anybody want to share a pipe ? <img src="/images/boards/smilies/cool.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  8. SouthernOhioBoy

    SouthernOhioBoy New Member

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    My grandfather had one of the best collections in the tri-state area. Real nice! Have a video going to convert it to CD if you are interested in seeing it. He was a real expert in his field!!!
     
  9. Xtrema

    Xtrema New Member

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    Being from Northern Ohio, this used to be called the black swamp and it was heavily hunted by indians a long time ago. Have a pretty good collection of arrowheads from plowed fields. We have also found bird points, scrapers, hatchet heads, pipes. I know of people that have found jewelery, pottery, all kinds of really cool stuff. Most of the stuff we have found is from where we think an Indian village used to be because we have found many peices of large flint with halfway carved arrow heads in it. We were told that it is like this because of the children practicing how to make them.
     
  10. esetter

    esetter New Member

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    xtrema,

    You site may well be a prehistoric village and most definatly a lithic workshop. When you find large pices of worked flint in one area it is a work shop. Flint chips and the broken tools are all part of the stone tool making process. Chipping flint or chert is a difficult process which can be quite frustrating without a little pratice. One wrong blow and all your work is shot because you have broken the stone the wrong direction. Lithic workshops are sometimes some of the best places to find artifacts. Goodluck finding more.

    Cheers,
    Joe Navari
    The Archaeological Conservancy
    3620 N High St. Suite 307
    Columbus, Oh 43214
    614 378 5877
     
  11. duckaholic

    duckaholic New Member

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    What are you packing that pipe with?
     
  12. FOWLTALK

    FOWLTALK New Member

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    top shelf tobacco.<img src="/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle"><img src="/images/boards/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">