Hello fossilfan. I'm very new to finding indian artifcts. The area I have been hunting is in southwest Texas close to Mexico. I don't know anything about digging, but for surface hunting look for the sun reflecting off the flint on the ground. I have found about 5 or 6 arrowheads or points doing this. Your terrain my be different, I don't have any grass or weeds to hide them because we are in the desert.