Arrowhead hunters?

slow-bow

10 pointer
Oct 19, 2006
1,022
Henderson Co., KY
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."
 

Wes McClain

6 pointer
Nov 5, 2006
449
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.
 
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.
 

gicts

8 pointer
Aug 29, 2004
504
Louisville
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
 

Luckybuck

10 pointer
May 29, 2006
1,324
N. KY
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.
 

lances

10 pointer
Sep 12, 2004
1,080
Lake Cumberland KY
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
 
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chadwimc

12 pointer
Oct 29, 2004
2,782
Earth
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.
 

Poppa Cap

Spike
Nov 1, 2004
91
Robards,KY
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.
 
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raktrakr

Cyber-Hunter
Jan 20, 2002
6,669
central ky
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
 

Duster

12 pointer
Dec 14, 2001
17,801
Up in the woods above Lake Malone
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.
 
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.
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.
 


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