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    Shave off the top, scrape the sides with a Pony shovel. BOOM! Dig to the hardpan! In third photo you can see a "false" hardpan (dark brown) and below that was the site layer.
    Last edited by tomclark; 08-28-2017, 08:20 AM.
    Professor Shellman

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    Hey Tom - I used to dig holes like that when I was in Florida but I called it a GRAVE. I was a Cemetery Sexton for the city cemetery. Seriously though, I'd like to invite you up to my place here on the mountain in Tennessee and have you dig a couple of holes like that for me. Now sit back and watch the Tn/Ky guys start chuckling...
    NE Central Tenn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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    • #3
      That's some fancy dance moves there Tom...impressive! If this archaeology thing doesn't pan out,...Dancing with the Stars may be in your future!

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      • #4
        Lol hand dug holes like that here in NW Arkansas are few and far between .... I love to dig
        As for me and house , we will serve the lord

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        • #5
          Cool video clips Tom.Did you end up finding anything or did that end up as a latrine pit?
          Bruce
          In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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          • #6
            Last time I dug that deep in sand I was 10 & building sand castles! Where's yours? 😄
            Child of the tides

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            • #7
              I was diggin REAL hard that day at a site that produced Pasco (Archaic Stemmed) Points made of coral. I didn't get much but preforms and flakes but they were trying to knap the coral so that it looked like snakeskin. Was called "The Steakhouse Site" LOL because it was behind a steak house in Pasco Co. next to a sinkhole. Now developed fully.
              Professor Shellman

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              • #8
                That guy in the third video is a wild man!
                NW Indiana

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                • #9
                  Oh whatd I give for some soft digging like that sometimes.... Lol
                  I think Chuck was hinting at the fact that around here when you stick your shovel in the ground real hard your apt to stub your wrist up or pull a muscle trying to get a little scoop of Dirt out and when you go to throw the shovel full out you have to smack it against a rock to get the dirt to leave the shovel. Lol. If your still smiling and squirming good when you get your hole dug we call it easy digging. Of course this dirt coupled with your heat would be enough to do a feller in...
                  Nice digging moves Tom, Thanks for sharing!
                  Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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                  • #10
                    Really liked those pics, instant smile. Thanks

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                    • #11
                      My friends / and point enthusiast in Fl dig holes as tall as they are to find those A coral points .
                      one fell in on him .

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                      • #12
                        Must Ask , how would have found a site that deep ??? Was evidence above ?? Or an accidental unearthment and something found ??
                        As for me and house , we will serve the lord

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                        • #13
                          Evidence above all that would be a sinkhole or presence of old sinkhole, high spots in wet areas and along creeks that were habitation or hunting areas back in the day. We do test pits in new spots first, looking for anything. And due to the sand and geography/age you have to dig at least a few feet and up to 5 or so for anything pre Woodland. Presence of chips usually at construction sites or any place digging goes on. This site was found by others years ago, probably from doing test pits because nothing could have been on the surface unless from a gopher tortoise burrow hole.
                          Professor Shellman

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