BEST OF 2012
Below are our best finds and moments of 2012. 2012 was an ok year for us, and our second year of arrowhead hunting. We continue to learn about the hobby, and add to our collection. This year added two new fields to our hunting permissions. We hope to add more over the next year. We found our first pendant, and made new friends. We look forward to a better 2013!
Best Field Picture
This is our tobacco field, before it got plowed. It was overgrown with weeds, which really made looking for arrowheads impossible, but provided us with this great picture of Dylan.
Our best in-situ, or picture of a piece before it is touched, is this piece. I believe it was used to make grooves in wood, or to clean out the marrow from bones. I love these pieces, and this in-situ.
This point was found when the ground was very dry, which makes it hard to find anything. It is special because it is all there, and made of Carter Cave flint. Carter Cave flint is a very beautiful flint, and collectors love it. I believe this is an archaic piece.
Best HardStone Piece
This is our first and only drilled piece. It began life as a pendant, or possibly a gorget (if the bottom had also been drilled). It's remarkable it has survived this long in a plowed field, given the softness of the stone. The edges have either been heavily damaged by the plow, or it was flaked into a knife. Since it still is such a large piece, I would say it was flaked, or else it would have broken. The hole being intact is what makes it special. This would have been created by drilling with a flint drill piece.