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Arrowhead find while scouting.

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Clydebow 13-Sep-18
Clydebow 13-Sep-18
chazz847 13-Sep-18
tonto59 13-Sep-18
jrstegner 13-Sep-18
GF 13-Sep-18
Jon Stewart 13-Sep-18
South Farm 13-Sep-18
Jon Stewart 13-Sep-18
Clydebow 13-Sep-18
Ranger193 13-Sep-18
Vaguely 13-Sep-18
joe vt 13-Sep-18
Pa Steve 13-Sep-18
Tom McCool 13-Sep-18
Buzz 13-Sep-18
Riverwolf 13-Sep-18
Bjrogg 13-Sep-18
timex 13-Sep-18
CStyles 13-Sep-18
John Horvers 13-Sep-18
RonG 13-Sep-18
Rigs 13-Sep-18
bodymanbowyer 13-Sep-18
Woods Walker 13-Sep-18
Oly 13-Sep-18
SJR Bows 14-Sep-18
neuse 14-Sep-18
sir misalots 14-Sep-18
Clydebow 14-Sep-18
sammyg 14-Sep-18
Sawtooth (Original) 14-Sep-18
MStyles 14-Sep-18
reb 14-Sep-18
deerhunt51 14-Sep-18
Riverwolf 15-Sep-18
From: Clydebow
Date: 13-Sep-18

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I found this while walking one of the areas I have hunted for 50 years. It was laying right on top the silt, in plain view, in one of a couple of three foot deep run offs that meet to form a small creek to the lake in this area. I was looking for a spot to hop across, when I looked down and saw it. Except for a couple items I have found in an overhang a couple blocks from my house at the lake we live near, this is how I have come by the other stuff I have found. Sometimes it pays to look down! I put an Ace broadhead next to it for comparison. The Ace with the adapter is 175 grns. The arrowhead is 336 grns.

From: Clydebow
Date: 13-Sep-18

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From: chazz847
Date: 13-Sep-18




WOW!! Nice find.

From: tonto59
Date: 13-Sep-18




Yes nice find indeed! That's a beauty! I would look around that same area some more. Good luck!

From: jrstegner Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Sep-18




Cool! Looks to be a snapped base Adena. Late archaic to woodland period. Probably an atlatl dart point.

From: GF
Date: 13-Sep-18




See?

UEFOC. Ain’t nuthin’ New about it!

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 13-Sep-18




I agree with an Adena atlatl point. Too big for an arrow head.

Search the high ground sandy areas on your land.

From: South Farm
Date: 13-Sep-18




Nice find! Finding an arrowhead is still an exciting boyhood dream of mine. Someday..

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 13-Sep-18




Sorry, that is a GREAT find. I have yet to find a point in Michigan but I have found many on the desert.

From: Clydebow
Date: 13-Sep-18




This is in Southern Illinois. I found it in a wooded area sloping down to a man made lake about one hundred yards away. Before that, there was a valley there that was dammed to make the lake. That lake is 120 ft deep in spots. Just as the lake were I live, there would have been many rocky bluffs and deep overhangs before being flooded. There are numerous old home sites, abandoned cemeteries, and old road beds that disappear into that water. The flat area above the overhang near my house has carvings that include a fox, an arrow, a cowboy with a cigarette in his mouth, and some initials with the date Dec 24, 1918. I have found two small points and a flat grind stone there that have worked there way up to the surface. There's two good sized rocks you can sit on. If I start pawing the dirt and leaves away in front of one of them where the ground starts to slope to the water, I start finding small chips scattered around.

From: Ranger193
Date: 13-Sep-18




Did you look which way it was pointing? Could have been a sign for you. Ha

Very cool find. I used to spend hours looking for them and have a pretty good collection.

From: Vaguely
Date: 13-Sep-18




Nice!!!

From: joe vt
Date: 13-Sep-18




That is wicked cool!!!

From: Pa Steve
Date: 13-Sep-18




Very cool. Good eyes:)

From: Tom McCool
Date: 13-Sep-18




Great find! I would be thrilled!

From: Buzz
Date: 13-Sep-18




Cool.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 13-Sep-18




From one hunter to another ....many generations apart , yet brothers......

From: Bjrogg
Date: 13-Sep-18




Very nice find. I'd agree that it's a Atlatl point. Wouldn't it be great if it could talk? Imagine the hunting stories it could tell.

Bjrogg

From: timex
Date: 13-Sep-18




I live on the eastern shore of VA & friends of mine do a lot of arrowhead - artifact hunting & according to them only the smallest heads were arrow heads the bows did not have enough energy to push a big wide head through hide the majority of big heads were used on spears

From: CStyles
Date: 13-Sep-18

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I live 30 miles west of Chicago and found a very similar point in my back yard. I was sitting in a chair making arrow shafts, noticed the the point on the ground by my left foot. Not in the dirt, just sitting there. Happened to also be my 50th birthday. Check out the pic, looks a lot like yours. Ignore the copper wire, did that so I can display it. Chuck S

From: John Horvers
Date: 13-Sep-18




Looking at the edge closest to the broad head, I see what appear to be “use” marks ( the side of the blade has been used) which indicates it was used as a knife and not a projectile point.

From: RonG
Date: 13-Sep-18




You guys have got it all wrong, that is an Ace broadhead from a couple hundred years ago. Notice the similarities.

I knew those folks have been around for a long time, this confirms it.

Chuckle!

From: Rigs Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Sep-18




Nice!

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 13-Sep-18

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Awesome find. I was doing dishes at a conference last weekend. And I found these in the windowsill. They were found down the lane in a field. Kool. JF

From: Woods Walker
Date: 13-Sep-18




Are you near any Mound sites Clydebow? I hunt a farm in west central Illinois in the Illinois River bluffs and that area is loaded with Mound artifacts.

From: Oly
Date: 13-Sep-18

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Found this one in New Mexico last week during elk hunt... found several other broken shards and partial arrow & spear heads as well, but this was the best... pretty cool knowing I was walking in the footsteps of hunters of yesteryear.

From: SJR Bows
Date: 14-Sep-18




Great find!!!!

From: neuse
Date: 14-Sep-18




Nice find. I spend so much time looking down I forget to look for deer. Arrowheads and rocks amaze me.

From: sir misalots
Date: 14-Sep-18




A farmers wife that attends our church has a large arrowhead collection they have accumulated over the years at there farm

Love to know the stories/history behind these discoveries

From: Clydebow
Date: 14-Sep-18




Lou, I used to live in Granite City near Cahokia Mounds. I now live at Lake Egypt, I have found a few things on a farm near the Hartford Canal where a friend and I used to groundhog hunt. I have a perfect ax head I found while stump shooting on the bluffs over the Missouri River.

From: sammyg
Date: 14-Sep-18

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Great find, I had a load of limestone gravel delivered to my old house years ago to expand my driveway. After having it spread I was standing there on the gravel pad talking with a buddy that stopped by and happened to look down, this was laying there in the gravel.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Sep-18




Cool point!! If you lived where I do you would find a lot more of them, because I assure you- you’d constantly be looking down!! Diamondbacks.

From: MStyles
Date: 14-Sep-18




Very cool!

From: reb
Date: 14-Sep-18




Nice!

From: deerhunt51
Date: 14-Sep-18




I agree to heavy/large for an arrowhead, very cool. Nice find!

From: Riverwolf
Date: 15-Sep-18




Its nice to speculate as to how, for what purpose ....but, can anyone truly know how or for what these were used for. Could be a ancient design of the DEADHEAD ;)

Stirs the youthful inquisitive juices of a hunter to no end....





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