Main Menu
Newest Members
Cement pro taco, TxReezen7.0, Nutz, Jdmcneely26, DC1986
63582 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 86881
stxranchman 52536
bill oxner 46037
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44356
BOBO the Clown 43445
BMD 40829
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35147
SnakeWrangler 34875
Forum Stats
63582 Members
45 Forums
450733 Topics
6228283 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6990018 - 12/09/17 05:08 PM Any Native American artifact guys out there
lds Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/04/09
Posts: 1280

Found the behind my house. There are a lot of them. I live on the first hill from the Sabine River bottoms in Edgewood, about 1/2 mile from the river as the crow flys. Neighbors have found some arrow heads, but i have not yet. My research found these to be “cooking balls”. They are made of iron ore. Give me your opinion. Thanks

#6990193 - 12/09/17 07:54 PM Re: Any Native American artifact guys out there [Re: lds]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 18779
Loc: Winters
They look like rabbit turds.

#6990254 - 12/09/17 08:48 PM Re: Any Native American artifact guys out there [Re: lds]
Scoop Offline

Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1956
Loc: North of San Antonio
I am thinking Hematite, a naturally occurring mineral(Iron oxide). I've found pockets of them around stream beds too. I think water rolls / weathers them into balls and deposits them in pockets. They are notably heavy and feel metallic. The ones I found were fairly rust colored. Not an abo artifact but when I found mine I did at first think maybe petrified Dino poo. But if its Hematite its basically just a neat rock.

Edited by Scoop (12/09/17 08:52 PM)

#6990303 - 12/09/17 09:33 PM Re: Any Native American artifact guys out there [Re: lds]
huntwest Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 2285
Loc: Albany
That is hematite as said above.
We find tons of them out here.
Cooking balls were made of baked clay. They are pretty common to find in areas inhabited by non nomadic tribes such as the Pueblos

#6990314 - 12/09/17 09:46 PM Re: Any Native American artifact guys out there [Re: Sneaky]
SnakeWrangler Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 34875
Loc: Over yonder.....
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
They look like rabbit turds.
"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"Death is permanent...everything else is temporary!"

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"

#6990319 - 12/09/17 09:50 PM Re: Any Native American artifact guys out there [Re: lds]
dogcatcher Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 86881
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
I think Sneaky has part of the answer, but I think they have been petrified. Or at least I would try to pass them off as petrified rabbit turds. You could even polish them and make bracelets and necklaces, but at this point, I would call them hematite. Double marketing.


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________


© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide