Hunting for arrow heads, a family tradition

When I was young, my father would take us out to Beaver county Utah, like his father took him and we would hunt for arrow heads.   My father in his life time collected many hundred of wonderful specimens, and greatly enjoyed looking through history through a spear point or arrow head.   When our family went to hunt for arrow heads, we would find a few hear and there, but nothing like my father would find as a child.

Later in life I would take up the tradition of hunting for arrow heads and spear points all over the USA, and hopefully I will some day be able to take my kids across the Atlantic and other places in the world to do the same.   I also hunt on Ebay and other collectors sites to find great specimens.

Like the Clovis or Solutrean spear point in the photos below.  This is a spear point that I bought on Ebay in 2014, and it was my first paleo American spear point that has an estimated date of between 7000 and 14000 years old.  It is hard to tell how old it is, or if it is even real.

However this architecture is unique to people that existed in that time frame, when the suddenly died out and their unique technology ceased to continue.

One thing that is interesting, is that the Solutrean paleo humans from the South of France, had very similar technology, and the technique found in paleo American dig sites, compares almost identically to ancient European technology from a time period of between 5000 B.C.  to 12,000 B.C.

Hunting for arrow heads, a family tradition

Clovis Spear Point at Clovis Tribe

Clovis Spear Point at Clovis Tribe

Clovis Spear Point at Clovis Tribe

Clovis Spear Point at Clovis Tribe

References;

Paleo-Indians – Wikipedia

Clovis culture

Paleolithic Giants in America (Solutrean / Clovis) – YouTube

Solutreans Are Indigenous Americans – YouTube

First Peoples – Americas | PBS NOVA