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LUCAN Arrowpoint: New Type Proposal (2024)

25 February 2024

LUCAN Proposal For a New Point Type By David L. Calame, Sr., Texas Borderlands Archaeology & Ryan Murray, Texas Cache Magazine 2024 A proposal for a new type of arrowpoint called the LUCAN with very limited distribution on the Texas Gulf Coast. Readers who have seen other examples of this type are encouraged to contact…

Bandera Kid Finds Ancient Treasure

2 February 2024

Back in July 2022, Father and son Zack and Evan Kline set out to do some excavating in an archaic midden in Bandera County. Little did they know that by the end of the day they would unearth one of the most unique and incredible Texas caches in recent memory and have a family a…

Jewels of Jonesboro

1 February 2024

Photo Spread: Jewels of Jonesboro (2024) Photo spread of a cache found by Todd Dodds of Buried Culture in Jonesboro, Texas. Cache includes two base tang knives, a Zephyr point, an Ensor point, and a corner-tang knife, all in pristine condition. Originally published in Texas Cache Volume 27 #1, 2024. Photos on left page c/o…

Texas Cache on American Digger Relic Roundup Podcast

26 December 2023

Many thanks to Anita, Butch, Debbie, and Jeff from American Digger Magazine for having Texas Cache on their Relic Roundup Podcast on November 27, 2023. It was a fun and witty conversation about recovering history, the crossover interests between metal detecting and prehistoric artifact pursuits, and keeping print alive. Thanks American Digger for the invitation…

Marfa Memoirs: Part 1

20 December 2023

Marfa Memoirs, Part 1: As school bells ring again after the 2023 summer break, Texas Cache presents this first article in a series, Marfa Memoirs, sourced from term papers written by 1960s high school students for their history class. The following is a reprint of a 1969 research paper titled “Then Came the Indians” written…

A Stone In A Bone

6 December 2023

A Stone In A Bone Sometime around 2500-3000 years ago, a deer hunter sat down by an earth oven with a hafted flint drill and began to bore into the bone of the front left hock of a recent kill. The likely objective was removing its marrow and grease- one of the few sources of…

Yegua Point 2021

31 August 2021

A look at the Yegua early archaic projectile point type featuring Andy Guy from Tennessee, David Crain, Keith Brown, & Bill German. Originally published in Texas Cache Magazine Volume 24 #1 & 2 by Patricia Even in 2020-2021. Keyword search terms: yegua, archaic, type, andy guy, david crain, keith brown, bill german, gts digs, hogeye,…

Coryell County Sandwich Cache 2021

31 August 2021

The legendary “sandwich” ultrathin twin biface cache found cemented together with matrix soil recovered by James Long in Coryell County. Found at  TW Dodds Buried Culture dig site in Jonesboro, Texas. Originally published in Texas Cache Volume 24 #4 & 25 #1 by Patricia Even in 2021. Keyword search terms: tw todd dodds, sandwich, ultrathin,…

It’s A Wendelful Life Ranch 2021-2023

5 June 2021

“It’s A Wendelful Life Ranch” was featured in Texas Cache Volume 24 #4 in 2021 and Volume 25 #4 in 2023. Both articles were written by Patricia Even, who wrote about the history of the property, guests, and artifacts she encountered on visits to the ranch. To visit It’s A Wendelful Life Ranch, call 830-992-8905.…

TX Lithic Sources 2020

31 July 2020

“TEXAS LITHIC SOURCES” by Walter Williams, originally published in Texas Cache Magazine Volume 23 #4, 2020. Keyword search terms: lithic sources, material, flint, chert, silica, callahan divide, darl, eastland, quarry, alibates, mallouf, edwards plateau, baird, camp barkeley, basalt, cryptocrystalline, rhyolite, granitic, caracara knife, welded tuff, mudstone, obsidian, duran, scallorn, guerrero, jumano, gemstone, jasper, agate, big…

Darl Horizon 2019

31 July 2019

“The Darl Horizon” by Walter Williams was originally published in Texas Cache Magazine Volume 23 #1 in 2019. Walter examines the Darl typology in detail, its geographical placements, material, sturcture, fabrication, and its similarities to other point types. Keyword search terms: darl horizon, walter williams, stemmed, hoxie, zephyr, la jita, stillhouse hollow, uvalde, lampasas, wilson,…

Missions of San Antonio 2014

30 August 2014

“The Missions of San Antonio” by Pat Even was originally published in Texas Cache Volume 18 #1-2 in 2014. Pat visited the five Spanish Catholic missions of San Antonio and wrote of their history: San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo), San Jose y San Mguel de Aguayo, San Juan Capistrano, Nuestra Senora de la Purisma…

Kendall County Site 2007

31 July 2007

“Kendall County Kampsite” by Patricia Even was originally published in Texas Cache Volume 11 #1 in 2007. Pat recounts her time spent excavating in a camp on private land in Kendall County with husband Harold “Buzz” Even & friends Marshall Mike, Arrowhead Ed, and Sigrid. Keyword search terms: kendall county, middle late archaic, marshall mike,…

Castroville Study 2001

30 August 2001

“Castrovilles” written by Marc Land was originally published in Texas Cache Volume 7 #1 in 2001 by Bob McWilliams. Marc wrote about the type and its similarities to Marcos and Marshall types. Keyword search terms: castroville, marc land, marshall, marcos, knife point, type, archaic, lehmann rock shelter, smithwick, bluffton barbed, small stem, travis, kerr, hayes,…

Base Tang Knife 2001

15 January 2001

The Texas Base Tang Knife 2001 “The Texas Base Tang Knife” by then Managing Editor Marc Land was originally published in Texas Cache Magazine Volume 6 #3 from 2001. Marc wrote about the base tang knife type and included many examples including a base corner tang piece and reworked pieces with measurements. Keyword search terms:…

West TX Atlatl Cache 1999

31 July 1999

“West Texas Atlatl Cache” was written by Tony Reyes and published as the cover story in Texas Cache Volume 5 #2 in 1999 by Bob McWilliams. Tony recorded the provenance of two atlatls found in a West Texas cave by Benicio Arriaga between 1991 and 1999 along with perishable relics and paleolithic projectile points. Keyword…

Comanche Memories 1996

31 July 1996

This account of Comanche memories as told to Texas Cache founder Bob McWilliams appeared in Volume 2 #4 from 1996. Leonard “Black Moon” and Eva Portillo Riddles recounted that Comanche were not flint knappers, and told Bob the story of “The Last Buffalo Hunt,” a turn-of-the-century spectacle in either Vernon or Quanah. Keyword search terms:…

Petroglyphs of the Eldorado Divide (1996)

1 February 1996

“Petroglyphs of the Eldorado Divide” by Texas Cache founder Bob McWilliams was originally published in Volume 3 #1 in 1996. Bob wrote of visiting a site in Sutton County with natural tinaja waterholes surrounded by mysterious carvings in the limestone bedrock. Keyword search terms: petroglyphs, petrograph, rock art, Eldorado Divide, Sonora, Sutton County, Bob McWilliams,…

Gentry Creek Cache 1995

31 July 1995

“The Gentry Creek Cache” was written by Texas Cache founder Bob McWilliams and originally published in Volume 2 #1 in 1995. Bob wrote about Tommy Hobbs, Bobby and David Adams excavating a heavily occupied site in 1989 near Gentry Creek just north of Junction in Kimble County. Keyword search terms: gentry creek junction kimble county,…

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