Hi i asked questions about a creek area i have been walking through its a dry area that floods from time to time most points i find are broken or incomplete but mostly paleo by what im told.
there is flint everywhere flakes galore and i have even found broken pieces of drills i dont know if these all washed in from a different area or if there was a encampment there but its on a pretty even plain no high bluffs just flat on both sides of the creek
Anyone have any idea of what i should do to figure out of this is a spoy to start digging deeper in ?
Guess that would depend on the creek itself then. You have the existing creek bed where the water runs now.
However, the creek could have been extremely different thousands of years ago. Could have been much more broad and maybe not as deep.
If you're standing in the creek bed, can you look out to the left and right of the creek and see where it may have been more wide and higher? You may have to look waaaay out away from the existing creek bed.
Find anything that's higher and start looking for the busted flint and burned limestone (reddish in color). You're not going to find a camp in an area that was once a flood plain.
I completely agree with Jason's analisis. I offer this to the project. THINK POSITIVE! That quantity and type of material is coming from one small area not miles of banks. With the prospect of a great find, you should consider checking both banks on hands & knees. Depending on where your "dry" area is located, you may have to wait for cold weather to knock down the tremendous greenery growth this year's rains brought to TX. And lastly, the paleo types did not create the monster middens their decendants did but they did have SNAILS! Good luck....SH