Hello everyone, my name is Mike Warton. I've been talking to some of you on this site now for about 3 months. I am a semi-retired karst geologist (Cave Specialist) from Cedar Park, Texas. I'm also a 40+ year digger of artifacts that I am selling. Although much of my digging years were spent around Austin, my wife and I presently live on our ranch near Camp Wood, Texas, and we own a very large Cave Site (12,000 years of occupation). I am selling artifacts for my own personal reasons (the ad "Points & Blades" at this webbsite is mine).
I just got news that made my day! There was an early cancellation at the Fredricksberg Jan. 26/08 show, and I got in. I did the First show last year, but had waited too long to book the next one (had to miss the Dec. 1/07 show). I am not a dealer by definition, but a private collector that has decided to sell. So, I would like to invite all of you to attend the up-coming show. It will an opportunity to buy quality artifacts at real bargain prices, as I've heard alot of you folks complain about the "over-inflated" prices at on-line sites, and shows. I can sell good stuff for cheap simply.....because I can afford to! I am an AACA member and have taken the oath of authentication. I'm also from "the old school", where such things are taken seriously. Thus far, I like this site, and most who are communicating on it. I have attended many official digs in the past, have many archeologist friends, and feel that I have quite alot of experience to offer and share, as there will always be mysteries about our native americans. I just thought it was time I introduced myself, and I enjoy working with new collectors, and am glad to help any of you out in any way that I can. May 08 be the year for your Killer Finds!
Most Sincerely, Mike
Len, No it is not health related. I do not have realitives to leave my collection to that would appreciate it anywhere near what I do, and when you do leave this world, you can't take any of it with you. Further, retirement being the joke that it is these days, selling helps supplement my income to continue to live in a beautiful place, and dig until I can no longer. Good luck on taking yours to the ground. That reminds me of the rich woman in Ca. that was buried with her big bucks cadillac. They buried her in the car, but I bet she doesn't still drive it!
Some how it pleases me that others will enjoy the things I have found. Have a great New Year!
I've just found this site and can't believe the artifacts that the Austin Diggers are finding. I live in lower AL and personally found most of my points in middle TN. Seems these days that most days of hunting in this area that at most I MIGHT find a complete point and a pocket full of chips. I am considering making contact with one of the pay by day locations to try to find one of those awesome Texas points. Do you know or could you reccomend which one that might be productive?
Do you have any pictures of the points that you have for sale with prices?
Hope to talk to you soon.
Terry Armstrong 251-988-8032
Terry, The only pay dig i've dug at is Randy's Dig at Comfort, Tx. and it is productive (found a grade 10 Castroville, and a small Angosrura in only 2hrs time). I am close to a pay dig that just started up (Nacho's dig on the Nuecess River), but havent tried it yet. It appears to be productive. I own my own large site that keeps me well occupied most of the time. I've heard that the Frio River Landing dig is pretty good too. You know how it is sometimes, they are where you find them, but it sounds like you'd like any of them. I dug at the Cantwell site near Austin many years ago, but I believe it is mostly dug out. Thanks for the inquiry, but I do not have photos already made up of my stuff. I'm not a dealer, but a private collector thats selling. If your looking for a specific type point or blade and I have it, then I can photograph it and e-mail it to you with the info.
Good Luck in Al.
Hi Terry, from southern Alabama. Maybe your too far south to expect the same finds as Tenn. I went to an artifact show in St Charles Missouri a few months ago....very impressive, that part of the world around Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and expanding out is rich with POTTERY, HARD ROCK TOOLS, CARVED EFFIGIES and COPPER [ from raw ore to jewelry ].
Course, if your just interested in big, plentifull and gorgeous flint atrifacts, welcome to TX.
DJ, Yes, I have already booked the Waxahachie Show, and I will be there. The guy who is putting it on is Harold Hughes. He is going to Camp Live Oak on the week-end of the Fredricksberg Show. He is coming out to see me on Jan. 24th before he goes digging. I will also of course be at the Fredricksberg show. I guess if I don't meet you at Fredricksberg, then I'll likely meet you at the Waxahachie Show.