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I went out to dig that site north of Junction TX ( contact info, frt pg under "PAY DIGS" )
This is the left turn entry off 314
The midden sits right on the slope edge in the middle of the pic, this is the Llano R, lots of water.
The mound is not far from the house, just past the nose of this beautiful $20. truck with the $600. rims
Just walking around I spotted a flint lump, some delicate work with a dental pick revealed a big worked
We're just North of the true Kerrville Knife zone but this could be considered a Kerrville chopper ( a big flint nodule with a working edge )
I started digging here in old "throw" dirt that Bev said was never looked through. Found 2 broke pieces.
This is a closer view of the mound
These are heat effected rocks that mark an old hearth, always with flint flakes. The mound is the primary area of interest but the property is one full mile long, completely along the river....hearths and flint to be found almost every step of the way
This is the view of the river from the edge of the mound area. Took me 3 hours to walk the length of the property surface hunting. Only a tip found, but next rains = ?
I took Bev's advice and settled down to dig on the side of the mound away from the river
Bingo,,a complete point, got total of 4 worked pieces out of this hole.
If it's a slow day, maybe Bev can offer some diversion...here is the damage truck trailer they were unloading, had just rolled the night before.
Like any dig there are hundreds of chunks of non worked flint...this one showed up in such a nice insitu position , as a joke I took an "insitu " pic.
The yoke was on me, turned out to be the nicely worked base of a big blade . Broke but a find
Bev's "regulars" are going to hate this pic...Sorry..
These are clean, deep, producing holes on the previously neglected backside of the mound.
My days finds. Take note of the "full point"...I LOST the Zephyr! Must have missed my pocket after
If you catch sight of the river like this ...you just missed the entrance to the site 50 feet back
Just one day to explore..now that I know where to dig, Badger & I are heading back real soon.
Nice write up, SH. Beverly has a beautiful property and is very accommodating.
I wished I would've had you with me when I was there, to help sift through the throw dirt because it seemed that's all I could find. My finds were similar to yours, except for the blade.
Man, sorry you lost the Zephyr but the place looks pretty. Kinda looks like where I am from up in North Texas. Kinda washed out looking. Good report
Hal it was wonderful to have you and hope to see you soon. Lovely write up you just missed the rain and know your next visit will be great one....by the way everyone is looking for your missing point. lol
Bud, I signed in on the waiver sheet right below your name ...any finds on the first day at a new place is "normal" but next time I'll skip the mile long property hike and go right to the backside of the main midden.
Bev, the lost point lies between the hole you see me in in the above report and the next closest tree. I think
I just missed the pocket edge when I put it away...
No big deal, It's just that boring honey translucent with a red tip and sharply beveled edges
SH, if/when you head to Bev's again, let me know. I'd like to tag along and see where abouts you were diggin. I have a feeling I was real close and would've gotten to it if the pneumonia wasn't slowing me down.