Ok My Question Is Yellow Dirt Is Older Then White Or Black? And I've Dug Up To 6ft Down On One Side Of A Lake And Find Artifacts I Go To The Other Side And Dig Down 3ft And Find Artifacts The Deep Side Is Yellow Dirt The Shallow Side Is White Which Is Closer To The Lake And Lower Elavation My Question Which Side Should I Dig First They Both Give Chips Of Coral And Broken Artifacts!Some Pottery I Find Rocks Through The Woods Also Coulkd This Be Camp Sites Or A Village?
Hi Donny, For what it's worth, here's my thoughts from long range. Your part of the world is far different than central Texas is your the same Donny that found a half a pail of POTTERY CHARDS.
Regardless of the color and depth you report artifact evidence on both sides of the lake so your going to have to keep after BOTH then perhaps zero in on the better one THEN perhaps make a jugement on color.
Your mention that difference in color is evident at different elevations puts me in mind of the Texas situation....In ALL of Texas there is only about 3 natural lakes that would have been there in antiquity. Camps here may seem to be on the shore of a loveley lake but on fact they were on the sides of the original flowing drainages before damming.
IF the rocks in the woods are surface it doesnt sound very old. If the pottery is from that area that should be dateable. Closely scattered rocks might have been grave markers.
Have you deceided on a type name for that last nice point you posted yesterday ??
I Think They Are Bugs Creek Thats What They Look Like
The Rocks Are Large 10lbs Or So The Pottery Is All Over The Ground And Down To About 2ft I Found A Bunch Of Them Rocks In A Circle Like A Burn Pit And Then Some Scattered About And Some Charcole Logs Also About 2ft Down But Most Of The Chips In That Area Have To Be Sifted I Really Dont Sift And I Cant Use A Pick Eaither I Use A Very Rounded Shovel Thanks