Jul 02, 2012, 07:52 AM
This is one of the best finds that I have and it started off as just another day at the creek. Yesterday, I went with my wife and daughter along with my sister and her husband to cool off from this 100+ degree heat we are having here in Southwest Georgia. Shortly after we got in the water, which was less than knee deep, my sister pointed out two flint tools she spotted laying on the creek bed. These finds told me that there was likely points in the area so I started looking as well. I began running my fingers through the sand and finding pottery shards. After I worked that area with little luck, I decided to move down stream and try another spot. I had to pull some limbs out of the way to get a new area cleaned. Thats when this pipe came up. I did not find any points but thats o.k. with this taking thier place! This will likely be the center piece in my collection for quite some time. Any thoughts or comments are welcomed!!
Jul 02, 2012 07:52 AM
Jul 02, 2012, 07:58 AM
That is a stunning find. Congrats!!
Jul 02, 2012, 08:03 AM
It's there,you just gotta look for it!
How COOL is that!!!! God Bless Chris
Ever wonder where your thoughts come from?
Jul 02, 2012, 08:04 AM
Wow!!!! The find of a lifetime!!!!
Jul 02, 2012, 08:05 AM
Man........That is an incredible find. CONGRATS
Jul 02, 2012, 08:16 AM
Now that is an awesome piece!
Now I've been out in the desert, just doin' my time.
Searching through the dust, looking for a sign.
If there's a light up ahead, well brother I don't know.
But I've got this fever burning, in my soul. - Johnny Cash
Jul 02, 2012, 09:34 AM
It looks amazing, what date would you place on it? Also what's it made of?
TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!
'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
Jul 02, 2012, 10:18 AM
Absolutely spectacular. So spectacular in fact that I nominated you for the banner.
Jul 02, 2012, 11:05 AM
Very nice and interesting find fo sure........................
Jul 02, 2012, 11:56 AM
With no doubt this is a amazing find. Do you know anything about the who would have made it? Or the age range? I would bet there are not many of these that are not in museums. I look forward to seeing this on the Banner.
Jul 02, 2012, 12:13 PM
To answer the questions about the pipe the best I can tell you is that it is made from clay and I believe that it would date from the Mississippan Culture time period. It would have been made by the Creek Indians Thank you for the Banner Votes. This is the best artifact that I have ever found.
Last edited by GaRebel1861; Jul 02, 2012 at 12:18 PM.
Jul 02, 2012, 03:32 PM
Jul 02, 2012, 03:49 PM
Jul 02, 2012, 04:11 PM
That thing is almost as nice as the nickel you found Sunday morning. And, to everyone else out there, I got to hold this piece in my hands!! It is, without a doubt, the most amazing piece i have ever seen come from here. And, to think that it has been in the creek for over 600 years!!
Jul 02, 2012, 04:14 PM
OUTSTANDING find. I am going BANNER on this one also.
Jul 02, 2012, 04:23 PM
MINELAB XS-2 Pro ....... XTERRA 305 ....... EXPLORER SE PRO
Wow Interesting Find
Jul 02, 2012, 04:25 PM
Wow. Congrats, don't know that you can find something better than that. no-brainer banner
Jul 02, 2012, 04:36 PM
Jim, Congrats on the banner. I thought it had a chance of making it!
Jul 02, 2012, 04:45 PM
Very awesome find, a big congrats on the pipe and the banner as well
Jul 02, 2012, 04:48 PM
Thats cool, id keep going back to that creek to see what else you can find!
By GaRebel1861 in forum North American Artifacts
Last Post: Mar 31, 2013, 08:02 PM
By ncclaymaker in forum Dredging & Hi Banking
Last Post: Mar 05, 2012, 06:56 AM
By Pogmohoin in forum Geophysics
Last Post: Aug 06, 2010, 04:49 PM
By timeline in forum Diving, Marine, & Underwater Salvage
Last Post: Aug 01, 2008, 03:20 AM
By eborac in forum Shipwrecks
Last Post: Nov 22, 2007, 05:14 PM
Search tags for this page
indian artifacts of maryland
platform pipe artifacts
smyth county virginia early platform pipe
southwest georgia indian artifacts
treasurenet platform pipe
what's it worth/indian artifacts/ pipes
Click on a term to search for related topics.