arrowheads found in Texas?
- Yard work yields archaeological finds for Seguin man
By ROGER CROTEAU San Antonio Express-News
Sept. 28, 2008, 2:02PM
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day this past June, Floyd McKee hauled a load of topsoil from near
the bank of the Guadalupe River, on which his property sits, and
dumped it on the grass in his yard.
"It rained that night, and when I went out in the morning, the yard
was covered with spear points," he said. "I got more dirt and sifted
it and found a dozen more."
Surprised, McKee contacted local archaeologists Bob Everett and
Richard Kinz, both of whom soon declared that McKee's property, near
Starcke Park, was among the richest Paleo-Indian archaeological finds
they had ever seen.
On Saturday, they announced the discovery, some of which will be on
display next month at the Seguin Heritage Museum for Archaeology
So far, McKee has excavated a trench about 50 feet long, 10 feet wide
and 7 feet deep and has found hundreds of spearheads, arrowheads,
bones and stone tools.
Archaeologists have dated the artifacts and said they could be as old
as 11,000 years or as young as 200.
The Texas Historical Commission said it plans to send a team to
Seguin next month to check out the find.
"To be here in the city limits, it's unique," McKee said. "But we
don't really know what we've got yet."
McKee's wife, Jody McKee, said the couple suspect that their backyard
was once an "important trading center."
"It was like a Wal-Mart for Paleo-Indians," she said.
Other such trading posts have been unearthed in Bastrop and San
Among the finds on the McKee property so far: rare Andice spear
points; Guadalupe bi-face stone woodworking tools, used to build
dugout canoes; arrowheads from Oklahoma and Colorado; and cleavers
and seashells from the coast.
Michelle Hammond, assistant director of the Seguin Heritage Museum,
said the facility awaits the artifacts.
"We're lucky to have such a collection to display at the museum," she
The museum is also planning a sort of "artifacts road show" for Oct.
25 and 26, in which people can bring up to three artifacts for
archaeologists to examine and identify, she said.
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