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oh'mike 05-30-2013 07:25 AM

Arrowhead Hunting
 
Over the winter I watched countless Youtube videos on arrowhead hunting--

I have never found one in my life, but must have stepped over thousand of them while hiking.

Anyone here found an arrowhead? I hope to find one soon,now that I have seen how on the internet!:laughing:

rossfingal 05-30-2013 08:09 AM

When I was a kid (a couple thousand years ago!) :)
My friends and I found arrow-heads by the DuPage river.
Also, found fossils (Trilobites).

BigJim 05-30-2013 08:13 AM

Here on the Tennessee River, if you pick anything like that up they will lock you up.

Startingover 05-30-2013 08:15 AM

I have 1/2 dz my dad found while plowing in Ohio. South of Cleveland. I never knew what tribes were in that area.

I used to hear (up north) that spring, after the ground thaws they can be heaved up out of the ground and to ask farmers for permission to walk their fields.

Cousins in Ohio, farther south, living on top of a hill found a big stone, used in tool making and a hatchet head.

What are the basics that the internet tells you on finding them?

Also I have a dz I bought for $10 from some guy.

Some strange guy, in the grocery store, struck up a conversations with me and promised me I'd find some if I went out in the woods with him. Needless to say I didn't. Sorta sounded like "want some candy little girl".

user1007 05-30-2013 08:48 AM

As a kid in Minnesota I was always looking for arrowheads.

In this State, an early form of genocide and ethnic cleansing happened around Starved Rock and I am told their are many arrowheads there. I do not know if you can find and take arrowheads or not.

The Illini Indians were an amazing tribe. They ran a supply line between the Port of New Orleans and Chicago along the River and were key to us surviving a few wars. They were literate as anybody for the time and many could converse and read English and French.

They became too friendly with the French though, and when the French left (as they have a tendancy to do) conflicts arose with the surrounding tribes and they were ultimately cornered around Starved Rock. There many tossed themselves over the cliffs. Others fought. Most were just kept so far away from food they starved to death.

Good luck in your arrowhead adventure. Sometimes things are best left where they have been for a century or more though. Belize of all places is also a good place for hunting arrowheads. It is safe save accept or near its west or sourthern borders.

TheEplumber 05-30-2013 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 1190998)
Here on the Tennessee River, if you pick anything like that up they will lock you up.

Same here with Couer d'Alene Lake. They draw it down exposing shoreline and the hunting use to be pretty good. In recent years though, local tribes gained ownership of the shores up to high water. I know several people that have arrowheads, and other artifacts.

user1007 05-30-2013 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 1191045)
Same here with Couer d'Alene Lake. They draw it down exposing shoreline and the hunting use to be pretty good. In recent years though, local tribes gained ownership of the shores up to high water. I know several people that have arrowheads, and other artifacts.

I haven't thought about Couer d'Alene in ages but actually spent a fair amount of time there in a past life. What a beautiful part of the country. I hope people did not screw it up like happened to Lake Tahoe.

oh'mike 05-30-2013 05:11 PM

This area has been heavily populated for 10,000 years--there are several Indian mounds near by---

One video showed somebody recovering two arrowheads from a gravel bar in Batavia---a gravel bar that I have walked myself in the past.

I'll be waking the creeks and fields ---I am determined to find one.

Jim --Try Youtube---Arrowhead hunting Tennessee---there are a few---

I believe it is legal to collect artifacts .

chrisn 05-30-2013 05:30 PM

I have been looking for 50 years with no luck:(

oh'mike 05-30-2013 05:35 PM

I did find two on a closet shelf in Indiana---But I'm not counting those---

funfool 05-30-2013 08:58 PM

Mike, you need to set your sights higher.
You have expressed a thought or two about moving to New Mexico.
Check out this guy, he wrote a book and he actually buried a treasure over a million dollars. Is all ruby's , diamonds and gold and such. He said it is about 40 pounds and he is old and could not carry it far.

He is pretty smart though, he put all the clues in his book and you need to buy his book to get the clues, been going on for about 4 months now on the local news.
Nobody found it yet and he released another clue.

Forget the arrowheads, go for the buried treasure.

http://www.today.com/news/another-cl...kers-6C9724068

RWolff 05-30-2013 11:09 PM

Never found an arrowhead, tho there's loads for sale I haven't bought one. I'm more of a meteorite guy so I have a small number of iron examples, these were purchased though.

oh'mike 05-31-2013 07:46 PM

I'm going to pull on a pair of old shoes and walk the creek beds this weekend--the water is still high but I might get lucky--


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