Arrowhead Hunting Tips
Here are a few things I look for - The first livable well drained high ground, next to the
ancient water systems, almost always show signs of prehistoric occupations. Look
for, old sloughs, river channels, small creeks/streams and where these might meet.
Go buy a topographical atlas guide for your state, from Walmart/Sams. It shows all
the county roads, the rivers, hills, creeks... Then take a drive to those places in your
own back yard you never knew existed. I mark in the atlas to show where I been, and
what I think looks promising, I grid it out like a dig and survey the area out well.
Think about this ... How many of your sites are right by the road? Maybe thats why its
getting harder to find anything. You can and should find new sites off the beaten path
and make them your own!
A good resource is www.topozone.com you can look up any area in the U.S. And
scroll around from there in different scales and modes. If you really want to get into it, I
suggest a GPS with at least a map mode. A good free program for GPS and
mapping software is www.easygps.com I have a lot of my sites saved with their
coordinates to my computer using easy GPS -- Good luck hunting, and remember, its
almost always easier to buy relics but not as fun!!
Cahokia Mounds Site
The red X on the topo bellow is on top of monks
mound, and the remainder of the famous
Cahokia Mounds site is just to the south.
Click the map
to learn more
how to use
them to locate
Easy GPS allows you to view
saved locations through actual
photos or topomaps