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Hey guys, I am really green when it comes to this artifact stuff. I live within 300 yards of Lake Whitney and found this in my front yard (not the dime!):
Would this be considered a flake? It is really smooth on one side and rough and textured on the other.
Need pic of the other side. Looks like raw flint! Keep Looking its a start!
Here is a scan of the other side:
Thanks for your response.
I've heard of a lot of people finding stuff out there so keep looking.
Hey if you live within any old creek areas or cove areas of the lake you may have something going for ya.....Send some pics of the surronding area if you get a chance....If you live on a somewhat flat area near any old water source (creeks ect)there is always a chance that someone stopped by and left you something....If you have access to the water close by walk the shoreline and see if you find any kilned or fired clay ,gravel and ofcourse flint....If you have sandyloam on your property there is an elevated possibility of having something.....Get out your #2 and start digging......Good luck and report back
Thanks for the advice. I will try to find time to take some pics this weekend and post them.
probally just a flake but look at catans in the books
Phil, as you say "your new at this" A rare oppurtunity knocks. . . . .
Take that flake to a really great "flint show" very close to you. This Saturday only, in WAXAHACHIE.
Any one of the dealers can appraise it for you but more interesting is seeing other artifacts the ancients made out of those flakes [ some a bit larger ]
Whiteney is a good artifact area for surfacing, if no flint, you can always drag home one of those local Amonites.
What would you use for scale ? A dime wouldnt even be seen in a pic !
If my memory serve's me right, many year's ago in Lake Whitney a person stepped in the lake & felt something sharp with 2 barbs on it. They took a dive & pulled out one of the most impressive Folsum's ever found in Texas. They sold it to a dealer named Earl, who apparently thought that since the tip of th point had rolled over when fluted, that it was almost worthless. He had it for sale in an Austin show for $300 & a digger friend bought it & realized that the rolled tip had no effect on it's true value. He then re-sold it for some figure in the thousands & it was probably a $5000+ point in the end found in your little lake.