Found a treasure today!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Bill in SC, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

    Messages:
    4,451
    State:
    South Caro
    I was milling around in a sand bed where I had found previous evidence of pre-columbian activity. I found a fine hammer stone, and then low and behold, I spotted a VERY rare perfect transitional paleo Hardaway arrowhead, worth about $200 to $250. I have put my collection up for sale to fund a jet boat. Will part out some of my more rare points.
    Bill in SC
     

    Attached Files:

  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

    Messages:
    7,305
    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    That is a great looking piece, thanks for sharing
     

  3. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,185
    State:
    Alabama
    That's a nice on Bill, Congrats on the find!!:glasses-cool:
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    14,592
    State:
    Illinois
    Nice find Bill. I would take a fishing day off and search that area well.
     
  5. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,241
    State:
    Virginia
    That's a good find. Congrats.
     
  6. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

    Messages:
    4,451
    State:
    South Caro
    That was my THIRD recent search of the spot, Mickey. It's less than an acre so it doesn't take long to cover it well. Wind and rain and the plow changes it often.

    BB
     
  7. brian88b

    brian88b Member

    Messages:
    593
    State:
    Fairdale, KY
    Thats neat Bill I Love antiques and old stuff but when it comes to arrowheads I'm a complete idiot I wouldnt have a clue whats, what LOL CONGRATS on a Great Find Though, and Good Luck on the funding of your Jet boat project sounds neat !!!
     
  8. tofish

    tofish New Member

    Messages:
    3,923
    State:
    arizona
    i've found a few arrowheads in my younger yrs out west here, but never one that looked as in that good of shape. congrats there bill.
    gary
     
  9. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

    Messages:
    3,603
    State:
    PA
    Great point Bill! I looked the other day and didn't find anything.
     
  10. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

    Messages:
    10,914
    State:
    missouri
    Good score Bill. Thats a nice point
     
  11. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

    Messages:
    4,451
    State:
    South Caro
    This point dates back roughly 10,500 years!

    BB in SC
     
  12. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

    Messages:
    5,379
    State:
    Arnold, MO
    Knew I left it somewheres a long time back.
     
  13. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,467
    State:
    Charlotte , N.C
    Have you found anything other than the arrowheads? Depending upon area , I think it may be of Creek or Tuscarora origin. I could be mistaken. I've never located any artifacts from Catawba in this area. I really have never looked , with exception of tailwaters. You never know what you'll find there. Does the area show evidence of previous submersion in the shallow prehistoric sea that once covered this region prior to the last Ice Age?
     
  14. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

    Messages:
    1,182
    State:
    Louisiana
    Bill are you a palentolgist? you sound like a scientist. hey, i was thinkin earlier, after i saw your collection in the other thread. along the lines of it being museum quality; maybe the state museum in columbia would be interested in your collection for their natural history exibit. just a thought. it seems i remember my stepdad [ who was a board member] talk about money from fund raisers to procure items for the muesum. which tells me they buy things i would guess. like i said just a thought.
     
  15. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

    Messages:
    4,451
    State:
    South Caro
    We find mortars that they ground corn in and pestals that they crushed the corn with. Also find axes, and the stones they used to start fires with, pottery shards, and pipe pieces that they got in trade. It's more than just arrowheads. Actually the bow has only been in North America for 2500 years. Thus, 90% of my projectile points were fired by an atlatl.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlatl
    Yes, we do find evidence of this area being covered with the sea. We find occasional shark's teeth and sea shells.

    Bill in SC
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  16. Trapper-steve

    Trapper-steve New Member

    Messages:
    1,095
    State:
    Bicknell, IN
    Congrats on the find :shock:
     
  17. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

    Messages:
    1,569
    State:
    Linn Valley, Ks
    Very nice find. That sure makes the effort worth it. I have a few pieces and all of them are special to me.​