Years Of Experience Collecting Native American Artifacts

Treasure_Hunter

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Thread is for information only, trying to get total years experience of forum.

How many years experience collecting Native American artifacts do you have?

I will start off, I started collecting in 1981 when I found my first point in a corn field.

Please end post with total years.


39 years.
 
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sawmill man

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At the age three ,i sorta, kinda found my first point with the help of my aunt leading me by the hand, thats been in 1973 if my math is right . 49 years
 

Lone Star

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I think around 1976 I realized that there were signs of prehistoric camps at every old site I dug in around Galveston Bay. I was always Looking for the homesites of Laffite's captains after he left the area in 1822. Under those occupations Were Native American camps. Then I realized the white and Hispanic settlers took over the most prized real estate that the Native Americans had settled on for thousands of years before them. I found my first arrow tips and dart tips in 1976 while excavating Arsene La' Tour's (aka John Williams) homesite on Clear Creek off of Galveston Bay.
I began going on commercial artifact digs as well as walking and surface hunting as life and time allowed. I built shaking tables and even a motorized one on a trailer. I also picked back up my metal detecting which I had let lapse for years.
In my retired years ( since 2019) I started participating in Texas Archaeology Society projects and yearly Field Schools, and with the Houston Archaeology Society on localized prehistoric and historic projects.
Together with the metal detecting and archaeology methodology I enjoy and make the most of my hobby time
I still do the lone wolf thing and hunt the West Texas Desert and rangeland when my physical abilities allow for it.
 

Relicgrubber

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So 47 years of fun? :dontknow:
 

Tracey845

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Thread is for information only, trying to get total years experience of forum.

How many years experience collecting Native American artifacts do you have?

I will start off, I started collecting in 1981 when I found my first point in a corn field.

Please end post with total years.


39 years.
I have been collecting for about ....50+ years - started at about 5 - trailing my dad on the beaches as he metal detected - pottery and shards. First point came many years later - digging, old farmfield. Again -= 50+ years
 
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pepperj

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Been looking down now for 60 yrs.
Still remember my first hunt, finding chips along the North Thompson River.
Lost my rubber boot in quick sand.
Was already up to my knees when my Dad pulled me out.
I don't find many, but I still never look up when I'm in the dirt.
 
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Treasure_Hunter

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2735+50+60=2845
 

CreekSide

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I like to tell people I’ve been collecting 20 years cause I go 2+ times a week and I figure that’s twice as much as the average collector 😃 and I have a decent collection
Total though is 12 years
 

Thomfitz

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Before I moved from SW Kansas, I had searched and collected that area for 40+ years with good success. Now living in NE New Mexico for 6 years, 30 mile SW of the Folsom site, still hunting & collecting. Total years of collecting, 46 years.
 

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