posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 05:14 AM
You know I am a bit of an amateur at it, but I love to hunt artifacts. I have never dug anything up, I only take what is on top of the ground and have
netted many interesting american indian artifacts, I have friends who do this to, one of them found a sword one day while we hunted, it turned out to
be a sword that belonged to Hernado Desoto from 1540 that now resides in a museum. However one day I noticed in a deep crack in the ground by the
river we were hunting on, in deep inside that crack, I could see something bone colored. I had to do a little digging to pull out this large and
marvelous find! Nothing like red georgia mud, it made sucking sounds when I pulled it loose. I took it home, rinsed it off and began studying this
object. It was round like a plate, but had indentions and what looked like the pattern of angel wings on it in two different places. I was excited to
find out what this was, how old it must be, who made it?! A few weeks later we had an antiques roadshow type show here, and I took the artifact to see
what it was. Guess what? It was sheetrock mud. The 'fossills' in it, were leaves and fern from the area, washed into it most likely when it washed
into that old crack in the mud. The angels wings were just a freak coincidence. Round, because it came out of the bottom of a bucket.
Point is, I suppose unless we know for absolute certian what an object is, and where it came from then we really don't know.