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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
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In a primitive culture, not disposable like ours, why would anyone, much less a whole tribe, throw their hunting tools at a round rock? Wouldn't that be like getting the Shady Swamp Deer Club to all throw their rifles at a tree for fun?


Well. I think it's a mix of a game to pass the time, and an exercise to keep sharp and hone skills.

This land was relatively abundant in resources relative to the number of people living here. They had leisure time. They played all sorts of games.


Lonnie Utah
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
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In a primitive culture, not disposable like ours, why would anyone, much less a whole tribe, throw their hunting tools at a round rock?


Because if you can hit a rolling rock, you can hit a rabbit or a other animal running through the brush.


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Priapus
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
No, I get that they played all sorts of games. They used clay balls here in gaming. They also weren't stupid and, as you say, had plenty of leisure time and resources. Creating a moving target out of something that inherently wouldn't destroy your weapon would not have taken much thought. I often find myself at odds with "educated answers" to questions that history has long forgotten.


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deeprig9
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
They likely used broken/flawed points for practice, not their good points.


bayoudude
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
I have been trying to find points on my place that borders a smaller creek that flows into the main one for the area but no luck so far. I do have one high mound looking spot on a creek bluff but haven’t dug there yet to see it it’s natural or man made. I know Pearl River county had a strong Indian presence but can’t seem to find much info on where camps may have been located.
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Priapus
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Tell me the rules of the game were "closest to the stone without hitting it" and maybe. Think about a stone on stone impact and the provability of whether or not the stone was hit by a particular throw. Human nature is human nature. The arguments would have been endless without a clear provability for the winner for such a game to have been popular.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Thanks for sharing


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slacker130
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Very cool, thanks for posting.


Reminds me of Ken M's post "Today's archaeologist seem hellbent on making discoveries at all costs, leaving nothing for future generations."

Image: https://i.redd.it/6idg10y9y08z.jpg


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tigahfromtheham
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Image: https://i.postimg.cc/PxQvC2pr/E34-E4-E4-E-AF72-4-D78-8945-3-F2-FB4-F9-A627.jpg


I’ve seen a lot of arrowhead displays but this is one of the better ones I’ve seen. The beads were especially impressive. Organized by a local artist.
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bamarep
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
I work with a guy that makes his own arrowheads. Like, a real legit flint knapper.

He's bad ass.


That's all I got.


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257WBY
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Thanks for sharing.


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TygerDurden
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
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These were ceremonial mounds. Not burial mounds. They used them for feasts and religious ceremonies.


So we. An tailgate again on and around the ones on LSU’s campus? I mean tailgates are feasts and LSU football has been called a religious experience.


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bpinson
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Really nice, can she make biscuits?


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WWII Collector
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Very awesome thread.. Thank You


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TigrrrDad
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Definitely one of the coolest things I’ve seen posted here!


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plazadweller
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Is it private property? One of the more famous one in Ga was owned by a family my mom worked for. They donated it to the state of Ga. LINK


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GRIZZ
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Very cool. I love reading stuff like this. Thanks for sharing. There was an old plantation and civil war battles on our land. There’s also 2 cisterns. I always wondered, if a university’s archeology dept does a dig in your land, are they able to claim the artifacts or does it belong to the land owner?
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No Colors
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
The artifacts belong to the landowner. There is some stock paperwork by which we loan them to the University. But we can claim them back at any time.


FelicianaTigerfan
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Really cool. Thanks for sharing

I’ve spent more hours than I’d like to admit searching the creeks and food plots on our place with no luck. Some points were found there a long time ago so feel like there should be more.


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Goldensammy
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re: Indian Mound Archaeology at the farm
Mr. No Colors, if you were a chick you would be an OT 10.
From turkey hunting for W. Primos, to being a timber expert, to sourcing the best cooler at the best price ever, and now Indian artifacts....I'm sure I left out something. You, sir, are doing something right.

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