Asked by: Reinhard Degrafsports hunting and shooting
Where can I dig for arrowheads in Texas?
Last Updated: 13th January, 2020
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In respect to this, is it illegal to dig for arrowheads in Texas?
According to the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, No, it is not illegal to pick up arrowheads as long as they are on the grounds surface. You cannot dig for them.
Furthermore, how old are arrowheads in Texas? The story of Texas starts more than 16,000 years ago with the discovery of projectile points. The arrowheads were found at the Gault Archeological Site in Florence, Texas, and the digging was conducted by archaeologists based at Texas State University in San Marcos.
In this manner, where is a good place to find 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 collecting arrowheads illegal?
No, it is not illegal. You may not however, disturb sacred or burial grounds to collect to them. Of course sacred grounds come and go in the law because our government has a tendency to take lands back for their own financial gain.