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  • Bulldog82
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    Newbie Arrowhead Hunter from Texas

    Good evening,

    I have been fascinated with finding arrowheads since I was a little kid only to have never found anything. My family owns a small piece of property outside of Camp Wood, TX which resides on the Edwards Plateau. I’ve read about Indian history of the area and knew I could potentially find some hidden artifacts. Well I’m excited to say that I have finally found what I believe to be my first arrowhead and then some. A total of five broken pieces all within 10-15 feet from each other. I’m absolutely thrilled with what I have found and I’m hooked. I want to learn more so I can hopefully find more. Everything I have read or people I’ve talked too has said for each piece to be so close together a potential campsite could be close by. I don’t know this for sure but at this particular location where these pieces were found it looks like a dried creek bed or use to be a natural spring. I’ve always thought it to be a place where water would collect or runoff when it would rain and that maybe true but my mind keeps going back to it as a possibility. So after saying all of this I am looking for any tips and advice to help me figure this area out. Thanks.

  • tomf
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    That's a very encouraging set of brokes. Keep looking and you'll find a whole one. Easy to agree with others that warn you of addiction, especially if you are the kind to want to read and understand what you've discovered.
    Happy hunting.

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  • eannis6
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    Welcome! Sweet finds, the white rock is either a knife blade or scraper. And your arrowheads are pretty awesome too! Thanks for sharing!!

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  • Bulldog82
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    Last broken arrowhead.
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  • Bulldog82
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    Front and back pictures of broken arrowheads.
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  • Bulldog82
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    Click image for larger version

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  • Bulldog82
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    If I get sometime tonight I may take better pictures of each piece and post them. It takes a little bit longer since I have to resize the pictures and I can’t just upload them from my phone.

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  • Bulldog82
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    Thank you for the link. I have also ordered a book called Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians from Amazon that should be arriving today.

  • Bulldog82
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    At the bottom of the hill is where I found these. Slightly higher than the spot of what I believe held water at one time.

  • Olden
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    You can put a date on some of your finds Bulldog. I believe you're hooked - nothing to do now but feed your addiction..

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  • CTex
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    Most of my finds are on the sides and towards the bottom of the hill, I rarely find worked pieces on top.

  • robshap
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    Welcome and it might be worth your while to try a little digging around.

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  • Bulldog82
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    Well hopefully I can figure out something. The property my family owns is 25 acres basically on top of a hill. Kinda half flat with gradual slopes on the front and sides of the property but sloping aggressive upward towards the back of the property. For six years I’ve been looking for arrowheads and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked through the area I had found these at. We had a small shower from this past front and I just so happen to see them.

  • CTex
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    I have not found any site that I would identify as a campsite yet, but I over the last year or so I have found several hundred worked pieces in an area that is about 500 yards long and 50 yards wide. I have not been able to put my finger on why there is so much in that particular area.

  • Bulldog82
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    Cool. Thanks for the info. Have you be able to locate a campsite in the hill country? The location where I found the broken arrowheads and flint chips is pretty thick with cedar and post oak but there is what I believe to be a potential spring that has been dried up for along time. Could just be a runoff when it rains and maybe nothing at all. I just find it a coincidence that the pieces are 20 yards from that particular spot.
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