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Old June 24th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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Maryland Arrowheads

Here's a few of my favorite Maryland arrowheads plus some broken pieces of pottery and a gunflint. All of these were legally found on the surface in plowed fields mainly in Charles and PG counties. Seems like most arrowheads in southern Maryland are made of quartz and quartzite but sometimes you can find ones made of slate, rough chert, and rhyolite and jasper which were brought in from PA. All the ones to the right of the pen were found in the same field in PG County within 100yds of each other. These can be anywhere from 500 to 8,000 years old and the gunflint I have no idea(maybe it's French?).
If you have any ancient artifacts from Maryland, please post pictures!
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Old June 24th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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That is absolutely VERY COOL!!!!

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Old June 24th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #3
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I knew a guy a long time ago who used to find them all the time in his field. Always thought it was really awesome


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Old June 24th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #4
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Cool collection. Im a professional archaeologist and have done a bit of work in PG county.
The gunflint is probably french, which are almost always a honey/ tawny color. English gunflints are usually grey/ dark grey.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #5
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I collected, hunted, and made stone artifacts for about 10 years before I got into guns and more modern weapons.
Believe it or not you can find all kinds of artifacts in the ground almost everywhere, but especially near natural sources of water(which would have been good hunting and/or camping ground). The hard part is finding a plowed field in the right area, then finding the owner of the land to ask for permission to look. If you get the OK it's best to go after a very heavy rainfall. That's when the artifacts get washed out of the loose dirt. Otherwise you could search the eroded shorelines of rivers and creeks. You can always tell when you find an ancient campsite because there will be little chips of stone eroding out of the ground all over the place from chipping arrowheads and other tools. You could also dig and sift the soil at least 10 inches down which is legal on private property but is very illegal on state or federal land or if you don't have permission from the land owner. Lately more and more farmers have stopped plowing so it is getting harder and harder to find arrowheads.
O n average I was probably able to find one or two arrowheads for every hour of looking but 80%+ of them are broken or damaged.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #6
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That is a SHWEEET collection!

The only arrowheads I have now are broadheads stuck in the side of my barn.


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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:52 AM   #7
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My grandfather had a large desk drawer full of arrow heads that he had found the same way
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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:44 AM   #8
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Nice selection....I used to find them out in the plains of Nebraska along the old wagon trails (which, in the late 50's, you could still see the wagon wheel ruts.....).


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Old June 25th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #9
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Very nice collection
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Old June 25th, 2010, 11:34 AM   #10
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Great finds - what a collection.


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Old June 25th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #11
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Quick pic of our lab. The bags are filled with prehistoric ceramics.
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Prehistoric ceramic
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This is me excavating a human burial found during a construction project.
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We found this piece of military gear on a recent project. Anyone know what it is?
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Old June 25th, 2010, 01:05 PM   #12
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Here's a few from my father-in-law who lives on Lake Seneca near Dundee NY.



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Old June 25th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #13
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I know nothing about them but I often see complete local sets here and there. I also know of what's called an "Indian Mound" local here and at one time they used to let people dig through it, it's the only "hill" in Wicomico above 10 feet.


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Quick pic of our lab. The bags are filled with prehistoric ceramics.
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Prehistoric ceramic
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This is me excavating a human burial found during a construction project.
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We found this piece of military gear on a recent project. Anyone know what it is?
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Fuse for a anti-personnel mine.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #15
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Fuse for a anti-personnel mine.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #16
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These were given to me years ago by an elderly lady whose father found them on his farm in Westminster. Any thoughts / info. would be appreciated!

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Old June 27th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #17
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Very nices pieces, my dad has a few cigar boxes full of arrow heads. He also about half a dozen bell molds. Most of the arrow heads were found on our family farm in Fair Hill.


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Old June 27th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #18
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the best MD broadheads you can get


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Old July 2nd, 2010, 12:15 PM   #19
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Found this on the river
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 12:27 PM   #20
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I found this object in my back yard while digging a hole to plant a tree. An expert told me it was a quartzite hand chopper.



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