Monday, March 28, 2011

Lake Shore Treasure Hunting

Last week while fishing a new lake in southwest Mississippi I decided to check the eroding shoreline in search of any ancient artifacts and much to my surprise my efforts were rewards after about a hour's hunt.  I found several Indian points dating back about 5000+ years.  Not too bad for a short search.  The fishing was bad however, suppose if the fish had been biting I would have never got side tracked to the artifact hunting. 

The lake is not that old and the waters cut into the steep hillsides in certain spots exposing ancient camp sites---one has only need to take time to look closely and be aware that the ancients were in many places and left evidence of their passing.

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