Arrowhead hunters?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by slow-bow, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. slow-bow

    slow-bow 10 pointer

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    Just curious if anyone else on this site is a "flint- head." I do a lot of rock hunting after bow season. I have a small collection compared to some of the other rock hounds I know. Mine consists of about 90 "case" pieces and probably more than 1,000 broken ones. My boss has more than 7,000 pieces in cases; 95% of which he found himself. Holler at me if you like this kind of "hunting."
     
  2. Wes McClain

    Wes McClain 6 pointer

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    I was into it for a while.i guess i had a few hundread arrowheads,i found most of them in owen co. and around elkhorn creek in franklin co.
     
  3. Used to love to hunt them when I was younger,I'd trapse through the tobbaco fields after every rain,getting harder to find places to hunt them seems like,people want them for themselves and the government land is off limits.
    I had a huge collection at one time,gave them to my oldest son.
     
  4. gicts

    gicts 6 pointer

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    yup yup! We've got closets fulls lol. Starting college I dove into an archaeology degree bc I had been looking for 8 years or so already but you have to get a doctorate really to go far...and really the only thing to do is to teach anymore
     
  5. Luckybuck

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    Yep, I am currently in the process of building a house and cleared 4 acres where there was a huge Indian settlement and have found three arrowheads this week alond with about 50 pieces of flint. I will try to remember to take a picture this weekend when I am back at the site. Here is two interesting pieces I picked up a few months back:
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    Not sure what the tool was used for, but it was pretty cool. Found a spear nearby too but I have it at school for my students to see. All were found less than fifty yards from three burial mounds.
     
  6. gicts

    gicts 6 pointer

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    kinda hard to tell from your pic but it looks like an adze
    how big is the arrowhead?
     
  7. Luckybuck

    Luckybuck 10 pointer

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    The arrowhead is one inch fron tip to base.
     
  8. lances

    lances 10 pointer

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    When I was younger I loved to hunt them. I hav about 20 show pieces the rest broken, It seems I do not have time anymore but I hope to do more some day
     
  9. chadwimc

    chadwimc 10 pointer

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    My late father in law could find arrowheads in the middle of a black topped highway. I never could spot 'em the way he did. He even found a copper or bronze arrowhead while in Greece.I have several places that were inhabited by injuns but never find anything.But then, I was always better at finding civil war artifacts.
     
  10. dipits

    dipits 8 pointer

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    Have noy looked for about 19 years. Used to go a lot . Looked mostly in Marion county .
     
  11. Poppa Cap

    Poppa Cap Spike

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    I haven't hunted 'em in years. I used to really be in to it and found a couple dozen and an axe head, some grinding stones, and a lot of flint. Let's meet up and have a show and tell some time.
     
  12. raktrakr

    raktrakr Cyber-Hunter

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    I used to hunt them,but its been a while. Its a good feeling to find a piece of worked flint thats been covered for hundreds or thousands of years,and wonder what was going on and the surroundings when that indian was working that rock
     
  13. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    I am not good at it but my sister can spot a piece of flint in a roadside ditch while doing 50 mph. She has a extensive collection from over the years. One she took to a museum head to check out is worth several thousand $$$ and dates back to the stone age. Me I find broken pieces is all.
     
  14. I found an old rawhide steel-bladed knife in a creek when I was a kid once,Cincinnati Museum of Natural history dated it to the mid-1700's somehow.

    One of my brothers swiped it and sold it somewhere.

    Might have belonged to Simon Kenton or co.
     
  15. Forgot to mention,after reading this post I went and got permission to arrowhead hunt 800 acres a friend of mine owns with what could be burial mounds and along some river/creek bottoms.
     
  16. hunterman1971

    hunterman1971 8 pointer

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    I used to find a few i mostly looked in edmonson,hart i have then put up i need to sale then i guess before they get broke or something. i have some nice bird points
     
  17. kyarcher

    kyarcher Cyber-Hunter

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    I use to hunt them every chance I got. Had knee surgery in '83 and after that the soft dirt would cause my knee to roll over so I quit. My two best finds. One day I thought I saw a celt but it was huge. I turned it over with my tobbaco stick and wow! It weighed little over 6 pounds, was 5 inches across at the cutting edge and was 13 inches long. That very same day and same field I found a drill that was a tad over 4 inches. I had a guy that hounded me for my collection and stupid me sold it all. :mad:
    This same guy traded a Ford four wheel drive for a birdstone. Only birdstone that has ever been found in Garrard that I know of.
     
  18. therron258

    therron258 10 pointer

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    ive always thought it seemed interesting, ive been out geocaching and seen where people have been digging for them. I would just have no idea where to look!!
     
  19. rouge

    rouge BBBC Members

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  20. GSP

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