Native American or Indian Arrowheads are one of the most commonly found artifacts in North America. All across Canada, the United States, and Mexico, the Native Americans lived and/or hunted leaving traces of their life behind. From farmer’s fields to river banks to areas of new construction, Indian arrowheads can be found in numerous locations. Whether you are a collector, looking to make some money, or just wanting to try something new, finding arrowheads is not that difficult if you are patient and look in the proper places. Here are my top ten tips for finding Native American Indian Arrowheads. No matter where you look make certain that you have permission to keep the arrowheads. Almost always it is illegal to keep arrowheads found on public property.
Recently plowed fields are a great place to look for Native American Indian arrowheads. The plowing of the fields churns up new soil and often along with it arrowheads lost long ago.
Construction of home sites and housing developments often means some sort of leveling or digging into the ground. This digging can turn up Native American Indian Arrowheads.
Sites of slips and other significant erosion can expose Native American Indian Arrowheads as well. Areas near roadways, creeks, rivers, and recent development are great for searching.
Any time that you are looking to find arrowheads in dirt after a rain is the preferred time. The rain will often clean the soil off of the arrowheads and will also make arrowheads and other rocks more obvious in the wet soil.
Creek and river banks are another great place to look for arrowheads. Don’t forget to look for arrowheads in older creek or river paths. Most small streams will show evidence in places of where it once flowed. Hit these areas as well as the current stream to find Native American Indian Arrowheads.
When looking in streams pay close attention to bends in the flow. Water slows in turns and this is a good place for rocks and arrowheads to be left. Gold is left in these areas as well.
Droughts are a great time to find arrowheads in streams for the obvious reason that you can search more or all of the streambed.
After floods are also a great time to look for arrowheads. The flood waters churn the rocks, scour the banks, and expose new areas.
Flat areas of land near water is another good place to look for arrowheads. Native American Indians, like all other people, needed water. It is logical that they would have stayed near streams. In hilly areas these flats may be few and far between and can help you locate arrowheads. The streams by these areas should be searched closely as well to find arrowheads.
The most important tip is to have fun and not take the pursuit of arrowheads to seriously. Life is often too stressful and serious as it is. Spend you time having fun and enjoying your time in the outdoors.
Good luck on finding more arrowheads this year!