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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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That is absolutely VERY COOL!!!!

you rock bro!!
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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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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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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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That is a SHWEEET collection!

The only arrowheads I have now are broadheads stuck in the side of my barn.
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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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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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Very nice collection
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Great finds - what a collection.
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