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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2010
    Frankfort, Kentucky
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    I think we may be on to something here!

    We had a great weekend!
    Saturday we went back to the farm in another county... and found some pieces and flakes.

    This farmer, way back in the back corner of his farm, is taking the top soil from an area to use in other landscaping areas. So he has two large areas that he has used a bulldozer to scarp off mostly about a foot of top soil and is making some piles for the groundskeepers to take from.
    We have walked his plowed fields... with very limited results. So we spent actually two days on the land he is getting the top soil from.
    we are finding lots of flakes and pieces laying on top of the soil and until yesterday did not find anything actually in the form of a arrowhead. I built a screen sifter and set up thinking good golly if we see them on the surface... they gotta be in the piles.... over two hours of sifting produced NOTHING! While Peggy walked around and picked up flakes on the surface.

    Saturday night it rained thru the night and when we left to go to the field it was raining until we got there... it finally stopped raining....
    We were finding more chips and flakes... bigger and more interesting sitting right on top. so we walked the scrapped land... found more... I walked on top of one of the pikes of fresh dirt... and found two broken points.
    So... they are here... and we are working it too! We are not finding any tools tho... that we know of.
    How does a person research this farm back into history. How do we research this land to find more and to identify where they built their village or shelters?
    we are such rank newbies... but totally enjoying it... two to three hours go by like a minute or two at times.
    Here are the pics.... let me know what they are.
    Ralph & Peggy too!
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  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2009
    Austin T.X.
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    Re: I think we may be on to something here!

    I think you are right!...It all sounds just about right to me.The first one is a nice study broke.(one that you will always remember)The 2nd one is a lil harder,could have been a knife,but it is hard to tell from the pics,But it does look to be worked.Did ya'll get the package?
    We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, We borrow it from our children.

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2010
    Frankfort, Kentucky
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    Re: I think we may be on to something here!

    thanks NEO...
    No, no package yet. How did you sent it?

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2009
    Austin T.X.
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    Re: I think we may be on to something here!

    I just sent it normal snail mail...It should be there soon,I sent it wedsday I think...
    We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, We borrow it from our children.

  5. #5
    I want to start a new life with my valuable hunting knife.

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    Re: I think we may be on to something here!

    I believe the first one my be a Decatur. A pretty rare, and interesting, form.
    Chuck
    I want to start a new life with my valuable hunting knife.

  6. #6
    I want to start a new life with my valuable hunting knife.

    May 2007
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    Re: I think we may be on to something here!

    I have found two broken decatur points in KY. Here is one I found a while back. This would have been rediculous if it were not broken.

    Chuck
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    I want to start a new life with my valuable hunting knife.

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2010
    Frankfort, Kentucky
    Whites XLT and Whites V3
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    Re: I think we may be on to something here!

    Quote Originally Posted by ohio
    I have found two broken decatur points in KY. Here is one I found a while back. This would have been rediculous if it were not broken.

    Chuck
    Very nice Chuck! thanks for sending it out. We are so new at this.... all we know is it is old and last touched maybe a thousand years ago! amazing to hold them!
    I am cleaning up the flakes and pieces and take pics.... I found another point in the bunch and will post it all this evening.


  8. #8
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    Jan 2009
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    Re: I think we may be on to something here!

    I'd agree with Chuck on Decatur, looks like fossilized chert of some king. Hard to make a call on the second piece but it definitely looks worked.
    " Stay frosty, gents "

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  9. #9
    I want to start a new life with my valuable hunting knife.

    May 2007
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    Re: I think we may be on to something here!

    Thirty7,
    it may be Harrodsburg.......I have found numerous varieties of fossiliferous flints and cherts throughout KY. Most seem to consist mainly of crinoid and sponge pieces. I once found a three inch blade made out of Boyle that had a crinoid stem that ran the entire length of the blade. Wish I had a pic......really pretty (and interesting) piece.

    Chuck
    I want to start a new life with my valuable hunting knife.

 

 

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