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    Ft Ancient Village Site #3-Greenup County Kentucky

    I found this site by accident back around 1984 and hunted it until 1997 when it became off limits. I was walking the river bank and started finding Triangles, Pottery, Mussel Shell, Bones, etc so I went up into the field above found a Village Site. I came to find out later it was called The Hardin Village Site and was excavated in the 30's by UK and had a book written on the excavation. This site was very late in the culture and was established in the early to mid 1500's and abandoned by 1625 according to excavation reports. Lots of info on Google.

    Most of the Points found here are very small Triangles and they are literally everywhere. I have had a couple of hunts of over 100 Points and sveral with 50 to 75. Finding anything over 1 1/2 inches is rare. Beads were very abundant as well, as were Drilled Teeth and Cannel Coal Pendants. Several Pipes were also found here but I never had the fortune to find any. Not a lot of Bones Tools found here but there were quite a few Antler Arrow Points and Flakers found.

    Okay, here are some pictures. Everything in the show case in the last picture is from this site. There are around 2000 Triangles in there and probably 500 or more Scrapers along with lots of other artifacts. I really need to get better pics of the items in there.
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    Good heavens, wear us slapass out, will ya? Some kind of fine there, Grim!
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    Now that is just terrible.....how these people lived. What a story.
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    Those sites are amazing! Great stuff. Can you imagine what that site was like the first time the farmers cleared ground there and deep plowed?

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    Fantastic show Grim!!!! The designs you made in the frames are sweet!!!! Continue please....
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    another great collection amazing once again thanks for putting them on here for people to see
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    My jaw is fully dropped! Awesome!
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    Super finds. Very impressive! What do you think the notches cut into the teeth are for? I have some gorgets and a pipe with the same type of lines cut in them.
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    Outstanding and amazing!
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    It's addicting, but it's pleasing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newnan man View Post
    Super finds. Very impressive! What do you think the notches cut into the teeth are for? I have some gorgets and a pipe with the same type of lines cut in them.

    We always figured just for decoration. There was one spot where these Teeth that were ground flat and then tallied were found quite often. I have these two, a buddy has 2, and another buddy has 3 all from an area about 20x20. I'm sure there was Necklace that was being brought to the surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuaream View Post
    Those sites are amazing! Great stuff. Can you imagine what that site was like the first time the farmers cleared ground there and deep plowed?

    I've heard stories from some of the older hunters that have since passed away about filling Bushel Baskets with artifacts back in the 40's and 50's. There was one man that lived about a mile from the site that had probably 35 or more complete Necklaces that they had dug back in the 40's. His basement was full of Pots, Points, Beads, Pipes, etc from this site. It was amazing. Not sure what happened to it when he died. I never saw an auction for them.
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    Wow is all I can say. I've hunted eastern ky for 35 years and have never found a site like that. Simply amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jj358 View Post
    Wow is all I can say. I've hunted eastern ky for 35 years and have never found a site like that. Simply amazing!
    I had, at one time, five Ft Ancient Village sites I could hunt within a 25 mile radius of my house. They are all now off limits except for the hillside I can still hunt which was the first thread I posted.
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    I had a couple of large Mississippian sites to search when I was young and the acidity of the soil took away almost all of the bone and shell. I'm amazed you found so many of those items. Great saves.
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    Just fantastic, great story and love those triangle frames...cool presentation.
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