tabdog, and anyone interested;
There are a few simple rules in "looking" for this stuff:
A) find a spot that might have been open and useful as a 'lookout spot;'
B) look for lots of flakes;
C) you can often find imperfect and/or unfinished pieces;
D) dry locations are good.
This follows for stuff in the last 5000 years, I'm not sure if the same rules hold for older stuff like that nice Clovis type point.
Up here, when I was a teen, at my uncle's ranch, on the Peace river, I found literally hundreds of locations, along the river side of the flats, which were never covered with timber. The knapper could sit, work and watch for game and any river traffic (human.)
I used to have a nice collection but a trailer, which I was living in, got totally trashed by teens... lost most of everything, including a nice ladies 'purse gun.' However... I will live.
This all happened a few years ago, so I guess I survived.
Stone age stuff is like gold, its where you find it, hmmmm that sounds weird, but I have found pieces in the middle of nowhere, fixing a mechanical problem, or a flat tire.
Its for sure metal locators won't work but ground radar could, if it had good enough definition for small articles, anyone want to toss about some designs?
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