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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Arrowheads emerge from tropical storm Lee’s heavy rain

I learned many years ago that flooding rain washes out some interesting, old items from creek beds and their embankments. After Tropical Storm Agnes, the creek behind my house was littered with antique bottles that washed out of an old bottle dump located well upstream. The colorful, cork top bottles were covered with embossed writing and were filled with countless bubbles in the glass. I was an instant collector.

Since Agnes, I have added a number of other items to my list of collectibles, including fossils, old coins, Civil War and colonial relics, and arrowheads. Our area is chock full of historic stuff that is buried in the ground. See my post earlier this year about finding Civil War relics in snow.

After Lee’s heavy rain, I made a trip to one of my favorite arrowhead stomping grounds, located along a small creek that flows into the Potomac River near Dumfries, Va. I felt fairly certain that erosion from Lee’s rain uncovered a few points. My assumption was correct and the video above shows the hunt.

Keep reading to see another arrowhead uncovered in the wake of Lee’s rain...

The video above shows a spearhead that was found near Clifton, Va. after the heavy rain from Lee.

Have you found any interesting items that have washed out in floods or heavy rain?

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