I'm curious to know why it seems like the best arrowheads, knives, spears, come from around central and south texas? The workmanship and creativity in this part of the country is amazing. I live in North Texas and the stuff up here isn't like central and south texas. I also don't find near as much flint. It's also interesting to me that when I type up arrowheads on yahoo or google, usually the majority of the stuff that comes up montels, frios, cornertangs, perds, castrovilles etc. All stuff that typically comes from that part of texas. I have two conclusions that I can come up with.
1. There's more flint down there to work with
2. It's a beautiful place and the indians knew it and claimed it and stayed along time because much water equals much game.
Any ideas to help me...?
the question you ask partially involves a geologic answer as relates to the distribution of flint and chert accross the state. Distributed primarily in central Texas,in the Edwards and other cretaceous age limestones is what is usually reffered to as Globe or Georgetown Flint. It is a high grade, easy to flake, often translucent grade flint ranging from gray to near black (including root beer) colors. So, you are right on both accounts that the greater quantity and quality occurs in central Texas, and the area rivers, streams, and availability of water is greater. Alibates, agates, novaculites, etc. is not nearly as abundant as the flints. The indians even had actual flint mines. I've visited some of them along both the North and South San Gabriel Rivers. In general, if your in a perdominent limestone area, you should have good supplies of flint around.