For the last couple of years I have been determined to find an authentic 'Arrowhead' .
This is just an ongoing thing that I have been doing with my Uncle . He has spent his entire life doing this as a hobby when he can get the time .
Over the last 70 years or so he has accumulated a pretty damn good collection . I would estimate that he has over 200 displayed in shadowboxes.
They are not valuable , but they can be beautiful and very intricate.
What I have learned is " it really isn't about the finding .. it is more about the looking".
I live in Michigan and have read some history of the native Indians . Sad history indeed.
There were very many here when the first Europeans made contact way back in the 1600's .
They lived here for 10 thousands of years so you would think evidence would be everywhere , but that is not so.
Everything they used when alive would be biodegradable except for the tips of their arrows and spears. And then most of the ground is covered in years of leaves and loam.
Anyway , lately me and my uncle get on the google maps satellite view and look for likely locations to explore...that he has not found.
We then go out and look around the area , you need to have open ground , edges of plowed fields or sand dunes , must have a water source close by.
In the past we have had some success this is a pile of mostly flakes and chips.
The whole point of this is that we found a good location nearby the other day on maps and went out and walked the ground and looked.
Didn't find anything ... but a wonderful walk thru the woods and a few pictures.
But what fun it is to spend time with my uncle and just walk thru the woods care free .