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    Native American artifacts on land

    I just purchased this land around two years ago, I just bottom plowed a portion and am finding a plethora of artifacts. There is one section, a 10 yard radius, where we've found half a dozen arrow heads, hundreds of flint flakes, multiple hammer stones, and a bunch of pottery shards. I'm in Patrick, South Carolina, in the sandhills. There is literally NO metal in this section of land. I went over it thoroughly on the highest sensitivity of my detector and found absolutely no steel or iron.

    Can anyone comment on any of these items? Literally, the only thing I know, is that the arrowheads are made from chert? I don't know where the chert would have come from. I have no idea how to date the pottery, either. I am fairly certain the round stones are "hammer stones" for flintknapping but beyond that, I'm not sure if I'm looking at a bunch of random rocks or if any of them have any significant historical value. My son (7 years old) is freaking out, he has literally found more arrowheads than anyone else. He is now obsessed with native americans and was able to convince me to start learning to flintknap. Flintknapping supplies come in early next week. Any knowledge at all about any of the items I have here would make his day (or week). Thanks in advance!

    Sorry it is so dim - Here is some chert?
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    More chert?
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    Pottery
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    Hammerstone?
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    Arrowheads, some incomplete
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    Misc rocks 1 of 2
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    Misc rocks 2 of 2
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    Lastly, the latest native american enthusiast, my son (with his two arrowheads he found in a 10 minute span).

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    Gallery with more pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/68VvosyX5M4XX3Pu9
    Last edited by Pripyat; Aug 18, 2020 at 01:28 PM.

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    us
    Jan 2010
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    How cool is that. You are going to have a lot of fun in the coming years.Son's smile says it all.
    Last edited by welsbury; Aug 18, 2020 at 11:40 AM.

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    Banjo Man

    May 2019
    East Central Alabama
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    I'd say you have a Morrow Mountain Type II (6000-6800 years old) I circled in this picture.

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    Check out this link.

    https://www.projectilepoints.net/Poi..._Mountain.html

    Congrats to the young enthusiast.
    Last edited by Tdog; Aug 18, 2020 at 11:50 AM.

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    Sand Hills Forest, SC
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    "Son, come over here so I can get your picture!"
    "Daaaaad, I need to look for more arrowheads!!!"

    It is so great.

    Now we can't go anywhere without him asking me questions about how indians did things. Where they got their water, if they got married, how they had kids without a hospital..

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    Rock hunter

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    You gave about 6000 years of habitation in those pics. Great sandy soil too. If I was you I would make a screen table and do some digging. Mist of the complete stuff should be a foot or two down and below the plow zone. Have fun!

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    us
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    I was literally perusing facebook marketplace for some steel screen when your post came through. I am wondering if I can take the rock grapple on the front end loader and somehow affix the screen to it. Take a big scoop, then shake the entire grapple until everything has fallen through. The plow I used probably got down about 18". It is interesting, though, two of the arrowheads we found were lying on the surface. One of the pointy ones to the right (bottom of pic) was in a clump of dirt that came off the bottom, over a foot deep.

    [edit] These two were on the surface:

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    Last edited by Pripyat; Aug 18, 2020 at 12:28 PM.
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    Native American artifacts on land

    Top row 2nd one looks like a jacks reef but you are out of my region of expertise

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    Sites can have multiple ages of occupation but the pottery says thereís atleast one component thatís woodland/Mississippian, roughly 2,000 years or younger, the morrow mountain suggests an archaic occupation too
    Last edited by Older The Better; Aug 18, 2020 at 01:02 PM.
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    The smile is great he's hooked already .
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    He's definitely hooked. I'll add this to the first post if it will let me but here are the same pics, possibly higher quality, with some pottery close-ups thrown in.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/68VvosyX5M4XX3Pu9

    I'm in awe of the potential age of the Morrow Mountain II.. For whatever reason, I only really learned about indian/european conflict. I never really gave much thought about them living before that.. LOL.

    Why is there a tiny hole in one of the hammer stones?

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    Banjo Man

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    They (Native Americans) have been here at least 13000-14000 years and those numbers are being challenged every day. For what it's worth, the pics of the pottery show that it's grit tempered.
    Last edited by Tdog; Aug 18, 2020 at 01:33 PM.
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    A very young old man

    Aug 2005
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    Good to see a youngster excited about finding points! Have fun and Ol Garscale can fill you in on how to screen for points. Good luck & keep posting pics.
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    I'd be plowing around that spot for a little bit.
    You have some serious potential for family time there which is worth way more than the crops you could grow in that small area.
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    That's awesome! Congratulations!
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    TunaTonker

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    You must be sitting on a major settlement there to have that much congregated in a 10 yard radius. Are you going to work you way farther out and deeper?
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    Resident De-Bunker. I'm blunt because I don't have time to indulge your fantasies. Treasure is found down here on Earth, not on Google Earth.

  15. #15
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    I knapped flint for 22 yrs. and my advice to you is make sure you have plenty of band-aids handy. Flintknapping is a blood sport, especially when you first start. Gary
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