Don Higgins at the 2018 Lowe-Volk Park Arrowhead Day, with his first ever found artifact.


Don Higgins at the 2018 Lowe-Volk Park Arrowhead Day, with his first ever found artifact.

Don Higgins

Meet Don Higgins, amateur archaeologist. Don is 84 years young and has been collecting artifacts since 1957, when he accidentally found what he thought was a "spear thrower". After having the item identified by some neighbors, it turned out to be a very nice broken banner stone. Talking with other collectors and seeing their artifacts, Don became hooked. He thought, "I could do that", and boy did he. Recently Don invited members of the Sandusky Bay Chapter to his home to view his collection. That collection consists of over 800 complete and 1400 broken arrowheads. Many early Archaic bevels, rare corner notch points, and some of the nicest serrated points found in Ohio. There are also dozens of Grooved Axes and Hammers, Celts, and Adzes. Some very nice Gorgets, Pendants, and a preform Birdstone head. A very impressive collection, especially knowing that it was all found within "walking" distance of his home in Morrow County. His collection is a family heirloom that will be passed down to his niece, and while he may be 84 years old, Don still looks forward to the spring when he can roam the fields adding to it.

 

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 Cache of bi-face blades found right across the street from his home.

Cache of bi-face blades found right across the street from his home.

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 Nice Fluted Point found behind the barn

Nice Fluted Point found behind the barn

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 Paleo Square Knife

Paleo Square Knife

 Preform Birdstone head (top left)

Preform Birdstone head (top left)

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