Where can I find arrowheads in South Georgia?

Rivers and Creeks Walking along creeks and rivers is a fairly effective way of searching for arrowheads. In addition, by searching along rivers, you’re unlikely to upset an important historical site, as any arrowheads you find have already traveled far from their original location.

How old are arrowheads in GA?

Stone tips for spears and arrows have been found by the millions throughout Georgia. Such stone tips are commonly referred to as “arrowheads.” Indians were making stone spear points when they first arrived in the area about 12,000 years ago.

What is the most valuable arrowhead?

The most expensive arrowhead ever sold went for $276,000. It was both prehistoric and made of green obsidian, a rare stone.

How much is a Indian arrow head worth?

Since they are so common, you won’t be able to sell a typical arrowhead for much. However, some arrowheads are worth much more than others. An arrowhead can be worth $20,000 in the best cases, even though it might only be worth $5, and an average arrowhead is only worth about $20.

Where can I dig for arrowheads?

Lakes, ponds, shallow creeks, and rivers that offered clean, pure water are a great place to find arrowheads. Spring-fed lakes, ponds, and rivers had a consistent flow and never stagnated.

Is it illegal to pick up arrowheads in Georgia?

Generally, it is legal to own and display an Indian artifact collection. It is illegal to display any portion of the skeleton of an Indian (OCGA 31-21-45[a]) and it is illegal to buy, sell and trade, import, or export Indian burial, sacred, or cultural objects (OCGA 12-3-622[a]).

What is the most expensive Indian artifact ever sold?

Most Valuable Indian Artifacts Recently Sold A carved stone effigy dating from 1000 BC to 400 BC sold for about $2,200 in 2020. It was fully authenticated. A six-inch-long authenticated Clovis stone point sold for about $1,750 in mid-2020.

Are Indian artifacts valuable?

Most Valuable Indian Artifacts Recently Sold While many small stone tools sell for under $50 on auction sites, authenticated, valuable Indian artifacts can be worth much more. A six-inch-long authenticated Clovis stone point sold for about $1,750 in mid-2020.

How deep should I dig for arrowheads?

Most arrowheads that people find are on the surface or close to the surface, not deep under it. The typical depth is shallow, not deep. Some people find arrowheads deeper in the ground in exceptional cases, but you might never dig deeply for arrowheads. It is not usually ok to dig where you are looking for artifacts.

What to do if you find an artifact?

Please don’t pick it up, move it, throw it, put it in your pocket or your bag, or bury it. Note where you are. Snap a picture of the artifact where you found it. Step back and photograph the artifact with a landmark.

Can you find arrowheads in creeks?

Creeks are a great place to search for arrowheads. Lots of folks can get access to ditches on properties in their area, and you can have luck on a navigable waterway to a drainage in a cattle pasture. I have my best luck in rock-bottom creeks in hilly country.