Re: Interesting stuff you found. (Archaeology, Metal Detecting,Fossils, Etc)

Nice finds Wes and Bas!

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About twenty years ago, I was walking along the beach in front of my parents house on Puget Sound. It was a record low tide, and I was walking right along the water’s edge. I looked down and saw this laying between a couple rocks.

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It’s a bit large for a letter opener. The black patina makes me think it’s silver. It’s got pretty intricate detailing in red and green inlays or enameling. Same pattern on both sides with the big, red Templar cross in the middle. I don’t know it’s age or origin; I haven’t had it looked at yet.

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Wood finds are always impressive. Here's my latest find, a bronze terret (rein guide).

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lots of these little Bluff ledge

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dwellings that the American Indians used all over the place here by the hot springs .

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This has turned out to be a nice thread fellas. I'm diggin' it.

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Nice find Wes!

Seth get that letter opener checked out by an expert, it looks to be early 1900's, but who knows it might be something special.

Saab, any idea how old that terret is? Looks pretty old.

Here's a flint from an 18th century flint lock gun.

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thanks man. i ever get my hands on a metal detector i'll be back to that spot for sure. you can see the plow damage where it kicked it up. seth my letter opener is a tad longer than that. i would guess letter opener. very cool find. my grand dad totally hooked me on finding crap, and ive made the same impression on my grandson. he always comes home with a pocket full of do dads he finds.

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> my letter opener is a tad longer than that. i would guess letter opener.

> very cool find. my grand dad totally hooked me on finding crap, and ive

> made the same impression on my grandson. he always comes home with a

> pocket full of do dads he finds.

I've been "finding crap" ever since i was a small boy, it's what got me started in archaeology.

I shure wish i had a metal detector right now, everything i post here is crap i found at work but nothing beats going through a freshly plowed field with a metal detector.

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very cool profession you have there! i would hardly call some of your finds crap. i had to go back through this thread just to see all the amazing ground scores.

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> very cool profession you have there! i would hardly call some of your

> finds crap. i had to go back through this thread just to see all the

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I'm obviously only posting some of the better stuff but in a certain way it's all just discarded crap.

Here's 2 ammo cases for Lebel 1886 ammo. This was found by construction workers in a schoolyard of a school that was being converted into homes. The German Kriegsmarine that was stationed in this school apparently buried this when the Canadians were approaching.

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A chair and a seat from an 18th century dollhouse.

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I keep finding all sorts of shyte aroud the outside of the barn, also in some of the rock walls and piles at the edge of the fields.

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Damn Bas you find all kinds of neat stuff.

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That's what they paid me for ;)

Bronze age arrowhead, about 3500 years old.

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Thats a beautiful arrowhead. What is something like that worth?

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I really don't know. It is really unethical to sell finds as an archaeologist, so i've never been interested in what finds are worth. If you are caught selling finds as an archaeologist you will never work in archaeology again.

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I find marbles CONSTANTLY in our yard

the glass ones are mostly post ww2 era and newer and around 1 foot deep. While the clay ones are late 1800's-early 1900's and usually pop up a little deeper.

i find pipes too but they're usually snapped down to just the cups and rarely intact. And they're ALWAYS the same brand; McDougal Glasgow, size "D" from around the late 1800's.

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that is a beautiful point bas. ive not found one with a base like that. also the material appears to be gem grade. i also didnt know the ethics of an archaeologist. very interesting. @potr zebie ive found what i thought was clay marbles, and they very well have been played with as such, but i recently have discovered that they were used in pre baking pie shells. seriously martha stewart used them to hold down a pie shell during pre bake so they dont puff up during the baking. ive also found a few pipe bowls as well. one had a lion head on it. i'll see if i can locate it and post a pic.

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Just asking on the pipe..is it a pipe or a candle snuffer? The marbles on the left look like what i played with in the 5o's

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Found these bad boys

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What the fuck is that? Some sort of scary mushroom. Those make you trip? Haha

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you cant be serious. that is 7 pounds of morels mushrooms, and sell for $20-$50 per pound fresh. they dont get you high. years ago i knew a few people that would ride that wave from south to north and sell them to high end restaurants, and make $65,000 a year for roughly 4 months worth of work. they have just recently figured out how to cultivate them but its extremely hard to do. before that they were super expensive.

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I live in the middle of a city a mile from a huge industrial naval shipyard. Last year out of nowhere my yard EXPLODED with morels. I harvested 10lbs over a week. I had morels in brown butter for days.

It was completely unexpected, as the only mushrooms I normally get are psilocybe cyanesence and somtimes azuresence. Dumped some substrate out there a decade ago..

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this thread's cool. I think alotta people into mushrooms started out from a highschool get fucked up mentality, but i used to spend a lot of time reading and mushroom hunting, no morels really around me but I got very into finding tasty edible mushrooms and even some psychedelics. The ones I used to eat a lot were blewits among others and of couse hen of the woods, around here i've found a lot of honey mushrooms.

And we also found a lot of amanita, you gotta avoid the panthers and the blushers but it's pretty obvious. it's a very weird high and not that fun, they contain muscimol rather than being a mescaline or psilocibin and it always made me feel very slow, like i was stuck in jello, and then it was a while of feeling like late-stage drunk, like when youre drunk and tired and kinda sick and just wanna wake up sober...

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On our way back from picking up some mopeds we stopped at some ancient archaeological monuments.

This is an ancient burial mound from about 2000 B.C.

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This is a stone enclosed tomb from about 3500 B.C.

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I don’t know why there are so many discarded carcasses around here. But I was running today and found another frame. Dirt bike. Has some very serviceable forks. Don’t know if I’ll build it back.

After finishing the electric moped that I found buried. I’m starting to think this is going to be a new thing for me.

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Just purchased a garrett at pro from a friend. He upgraded to a at max so he sold it to me for $325. Good deal I think. Waiting for my pinpointer to come so I can get out there and dig some shit up. Realy hard without one.

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Do you have a thread about the electric bike? Would like to see it.

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