We are finding lots of arrowhead pieces on the land we bought in Aug. 07. We have found them in two different flat field areas. Could someone tell me or better still send some photos of what we should look for on the surface before starting to dig? What does a midden or mound look like on the surface? What do these cracked rocks look like? I'm thankful for any help. JB
Flat areas are harder to spy "middens" per say but there are all sorts of different levels of occupation. There could have just been several "hearths" or smaller campfires and not necessarily an earth oven midden. Dig some test hole in areas you've found stuff on the surface and if you get precussion or pressure flakes then you know you are on a camp or knapping area.
I know of some fields that hold points all over; above and below the surface, it's just a matter of moving the dirt to get to them. Depending on the age and erosion level of the area the occupation signs may not be all too obvious on the surface. The only true way is to stick the pick in the ground and go for it.
Thank you all so much, that all really helps. Its in Real County. I'' be there for two weeks starting the 14th of March, and I'll start digging. Thank you all again, you certainly are a helpful bunch. I'll let you know what find if anything. JB
JB, thats really a classic burnt rock midden, and your in a great area for good points. I am in Edwards County (next county west), just across the Nuecess River. Best of Luck with the digging, as from the photos, youv'e barely scratched the surface on it!
We are in between the Nueces and the Frio rivers, almost in the middle of Real County, about 25 miles north, northwest of Leakey, Bullhead Creed make a big upside down U shape right in the middle of our property.
Thank you guys again for all the help, if we find anything I will let you know.