The Nueces Canyon of Southwest Texas was a prize hunting ground for early nomadic people of the region. The canyon provided abundant game, along with fine flint for tool making and native crops such as pecan and walnut. Aborigines hunted and gathered indigenous edibles about the canyon more than five thousand years before the arrival of the first Europeans in the New World.
Displayed artifacts are from a site that I refer to as Lost Spring, an area of several acres covered with heaps of burned stones. Tool types found here indicate the locality was used from about 3000 B.C. until about A.D. 700. Apparently, the spring dried up and the stamping ground was abandoned. Little is known about the people who occupied Lost Spring. They were most likely ancestors of the latter day Krankawa and Tonkawa.
Artifacts are from my land and represent a thirty year effort. It is legal in the State of Texas to excavate and remove artifacts from private property. I'm still digging at the site and will update the page with new finds. Thank you for visiting my web site.
Pedernales and Birdies
Base Tang Knife
Friday Bi-face Knife
Large Re-attached Montell
Kinney (Found: February 11, 2000)
Bulverde (Found: February 12, 2000)
Early Stemmed Lanceolate (Found: February 12, 2000)
More Treasure from Lost Spring