hey guys im an old digger that thanks to bad knees dont swing a pick much anymore but still can move some dirt. i have heard lots of discussion kicked around on pay digs. the only one i have ever been to was digfest 2008. i wasnt all that impressed with the diggen i am sure there are some sweet spots but i didnt find them. but it was a beautiful spot and i enjoyed just being there to wonder what it was like early man living there thousands of years ago. the bottom line is pay digs are a business they dont owe us anything. if we dont like them we dont go back
I'm right behind you in age, what doesn't work has already fallen off. After decades of surface hunting I've learned to be happy with anything I find. We were all extremely pleased with our little jaunt to Nacho's on the 16th. No G10's put a couple more to add to the collection.
I did like your statement about what it was like for the early man. Some of the diggers only look at their finds monetarily. Me, each point is a piece of history. It could have brought down big game or been used as a murder weapon. Never know, but it gives one time to ponder when finding a projectile point.
OD, I also want to comment on just the "what was it like " part of your post.
That Chrisner property has amazed me from my very first visit. . . . The DENSITY of various camps, from the PALEO to the BIRD POINT and all in between is really DENSE.
The variety of points is proof of all the various "families" that stayed in a given area, Overlap of hunting and foraging zones must have overlapped, musta been some feudin from time to time !
Thousands of diggers have worked there over the years but the
ancient population density still dropped enough goodies for the occasional find, right up to this weekend !