I've often wondered what percentage of all points made have already been found. Some experts claim about 50% of all points made have been picked up while others say only about 10% have been found. Well, 50% sounds a little high to me and 10% seems a little low. If I had to take a wild guess, I would say maybe about 25% or so. What did ya all think?
I would be inclined to agree with 20 to 25% at max. I think there are alot of variables to consider between states. Here in Texas, one has to consider the vastness of the area, way more indians were here than most folks realize, and only a small percentage of sites are known primarily due to the fact that most of the lands are privately owned (unlike other states).I've asked my archeologist friends how many indians they thought were here, and they all comment the same...."more than you might imagine". It seems sites now are only getting harder to find near the big cities & towns, with the majority being dug out,if they still exist at all. I grew up digging sites around Austin in the 60's. Very few still exist. As a ranch owner now, I find new sites frequently! It's often just a matter of getting out to meet area neighbors.