Well now folks, its a cold rainy day and not good for digging. My Lady and I live on a farm with hills and valleys and three little year-round spring-fed creeks. We discovered a Paleoindian site on the SE slope of the highest hill. A group from the Houston Archeological Society came out and dug four test holes and aged the site based on the artifacts recovered. The site was used from 11,000 years ago up to early historical times. The site is 41AU88 in the Houston Archeological Society Report No. 23, 2005. The 500 or so artifacts since recovered include San Patrice, Scottsbluff, Plainview, Bulverde, Gary, Andice, Pedernales, Marcos, Castroville , Scallorn. Ensor and Perdiz. The site covers about five acres so I am giving myself 20 years to dig it up and no I do not count snails. Two broken clay tube pipes and Three French trade pipes have been found along with cowry shell of Carrib origin . The points and blades found range from pristine to broken . I have not found any big ( 6 to 8 inch} unbroken blades but enough broken ones to keep me encouraged
Hi Red man! Wow, thats a sweet story if I ever heard one. Being that it's now a recorded site, do you anticipate any grief from anyone over your excavation plan? I hope not. I can't think of a better way to enjoy the springtime. We will be doing the same with our site, only ours has a slight advantage as it is inside a large cave that allows us to dig rain or shine. Can't wait to start hearing/seeing some of your finds. Best Wishes!
Well now Mike, we do not expect any grief from anyone.....it's just not allowed. Thats one of the wonderful things about Texas; the landowner owns everything on their property above and below ground, whether it is hay, timber, coal, oil, gas or Indian relics and don't let anyone tell you different.( not even The Department of They in Washington D.C. ).C My Father was a Practical Geologist and Archeologist and my background is Biochemistry , Upland Ecology and Light Weapons Infantry.