Friday, November 13, 2015

11/13/15 Report - Metal Detectors Saving History. Wooden Spears and Sabre Tooth Cats. Artifacts. Increasing T.C. Surf.

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Source: Bureau of Land Management Press Release (See link).
The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office partnered with the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist (OWSA) on a research project this past summer to find evidence of U.S. Army bivouacs associated with the Nez Perce National Historic Trail (NPNHT) near Clark, Wyoming. 

The NPNHT follows the path of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce as they tried to escape the pursuing U.S. Army during the Nez Perce War of 1877. The 1,170 mile long route begins at Wallowa Lake, Oregon and ends at the Bear Paw Battleground in Montana. One segment of the trail follows the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River out of Wyoming and into Montana...

Here is the link for the rest of the story.

Metal detectors play a big roll in saving the past.  You can see that illustrated in the above picture.

If the armies of amateurs were properly mobilized, imagine how much could be found.

There is so much more to be found almost everywhere.

I recently was on a hunt on an old Indian path and wagon trail up in West Virginia that I've hunted several times before. I've seen others detecting the same path in the past.   I only hunt there once or twice a year when I get up north.  Finds continue to be made.  I just use my little Ace 250, which is my primary travel detector for inland sites, yet every year there are old objects still being discovered.

I'll have a few pictures of some of those in the near future.  I also need to research some of those.


Human ancestors living in Central Europe between 320,000 and 300,000 years ago may have used wooden spears to fend off fearsome, meat-eating rivals — saber-toothed cats.

From 2011 to 2013, a team led by paleontologist Jordi Serangeli of the University of Tübingen in Germany found five teeth and a partial leg bone from two of these roughly 200-kilogram predators at a site where researchers previously discovered ancient wooden spears...

Here is the link for the rest of that article.


I got a chance to see one fellow's super collection.  Here are some of the items.

Check out that huge flint digger at the bottom of the second picture.


The surf will be increasing on the Treasure Coast up to 4 - 6 feet by Sunday and possibly much bigger by the end of next week.  It looks promising at this point.

Happy hunting,