Truett, I live in Mechanicsville in Hanover County, about ten miles north or Richmond. Central Virginia, to answer your question. I was planning on looking at the Mattponi River and the Rappahanock River, maybe the Chickahominy and the Pumunkey as well. If you didn't notice, they all have Native American names I believe, so there should be some.
I want to make sure that all of you know about the next Archaeology Day, this one in Warrenton NC on April 27th from 10-2. I still have some limited but free display space left for NC/VA collectors if you contact me at email@example.com. This event is free and open to the public- plus the town has its Spring Festival that day too! All of you are invited to come visit, bring a few relics.
David, look in cultivated fields and along creek-banks. When I look in fields, I look for the high spots. Also a rule of thumb for me is: "If it looks like it doesn't belong there, pick it up!" Where in Va., BTW? Eastern Va. should have cherts (Williamston chert), quartz, quartzite and rhyolite artifacts. Hope this helps!
I'm a member of the Piedmont Archaeology society and live near the SW Wake/NW Harnett Co. line. most of my artifacts were found in this area, which is incredibly rich. I've posted a lot of my photos on the FB fan page (having problems posting on the website, otherwise they'd be here).
hello everyone hows it going new to the group Im from Shreveport LA I have a nice collection found all of it my self Im in the army living in NC trying get get out and find some points i only hunt points when i go home because i dont know were to go here
This event is sponsored by the Piedmont NC Chapter of the AACA (www.theaaca.com to join free). Local and regional displays of ancient Native American artifacts, artifact identification and discussion. It is held at the Warren Memorial Library on South Front St in downtown Warrenton NC, just behind the Courthouse.
FREE to display, FREE identification, and FREE artifact fun! This is the fifth year for this annual event. There will also be Archaeology Day in Henderson NC this fall, and at the Granville County Museum in Oxford NC in July.