In my last post I mentioned that I would be out searching for arrowheads after it rained. As it happened, it rained most of the morning, and I had to work in the afternoon; my only chance of getting out there before anyone else was to get out there while the rain was still coming down. I got soaked, but that's OK. Happiness is no footprints. Also it did stop raining while I was out there so
Spring is the best season for arrowheads.
One day I went out after work to a nice sandy place where I have found a lot of chips of quartz and argillite, but very few tools. Conditions on the ground were very good with a lot of fresh exposure. This quartz arrowhead was fun and rewarding to find, and could not have been more obvious or easy to spot.
Nearby, I picked up what I
Next to Rt 16 on Uxbridge/Douglas border, south of the road there is a brook with a linear stone feature next to it.
At the near end, a rock covered with rust. [As if it had been wrapped in leather.]
A dimple in the mid-section:
Strange walls around there:
Quoted with permission from an email (my emphasis added):
No artifacts found , not looking for them , I would think they are deep in the ground . We did not know this was 100% indian until a few weeks ago. I only go after treasures not Indian sites. Its just this site is so big and has a lot going on with it and no one knows about it. This week I will talk to the right people to make sure they
North of Rt 16 on the Uxbridge/Douglas border is a nice open woods. I walked in from Rt 16 on the east side of the brook and began trending uphill, thinking: going up to the top of the hill is a bad habit I acquired from Bruce McAleer and there is rarely anything at the top except a few hilltop sites in Harvard and Boxboro, and Henry's Hill in Framingham. I walked along and came to a valley