View Full Version : arrowhead/pottery "dig"?
02-28-2006, 09:45 AM
I have been collecting arrowheads for around 20 years, and have picked up alot of nice points. Most of the arrowheads and pottery shards that I have found were in ag fields, road, and foodplots. I have a couple of places that I am thinking about 'digging' for arrowheads and pottery, but have never done anything like that before. One place in particular is loaded with pottery chards. Every time that it rains, it is common to walk over this foodplot, which is about 1/2 acre, and find 5 or 10 pieces of pottery and sometimes a good point. My question is - How do you know where to dig, and how deep should you go? Sorry for the long post :)
I may be wrong about this, but I believe it is illegal to dig for iIndian artifacts. May want to research this before you get your shovel.;)
02-28-2006, 10:39 AM
It's legal to dig for artifacts on your own land. If you start a full scale excavation you're supposed to contact the state. Here's a link: http://www.state.ga.us/indcouncil/archaeo/digging.html
02-28-2006, 11:05 AM
Thanks for the info guys. I would be on my own land, and wouldn't really be doing a full scale dig by any means, more like amateur:) I was just curious to see if anyone had ever done this before, or had any luck?
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