Yeah, I went to Chrisners about a month ago with no luck... One creek is near San Marcos and the other near the Brazos river. Both places I went and its kind of that feeling of now what?? Lol. So far I get in the dried creeks doing a lot of surface hunting and then dig near areas with the most amount of rocks. I find a lot of flint that way, but no points. I have fun and have lots of patience, but just wonder what you guys look for to get the most efficiency.
John, it seems that most camps will be on the south/southeast side of a hill or rise out of the flood zone of creek or river. If your finding flint flakes then your in a good location, some small test holes might tell you the most occupied area. Sometimes it is hard to determine if it was a hunting camp or more of a permanent camp. In the more permanent camps you will find more stonetools and midden rock, and of course, more POINTS. Good Luck!! and post some pics.
Since you have an okay to dig on the properties your hunting you might try this tactic...
Check the gravels and bank edges for even the smallest of flint flakes. That would be an indicator of ' man made 'activity and so it follows that better artifacts could truly be in that drainage. Use some small tools like hand rake and planting shovel to dig test holes in the drainage bed, right down to bedrock if possible.
The bad news is that if you are lucky enough to find just one worked artifact in your tests...the whole
drainage bed has to be removed and you will have to buy some new display cases.