Meet: Jim Fisher
Location: Western New York
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Auction Handle: CreeksideArtifacts
I'm 37 years old and a
school principal by profession. I have
maintained an intense
interest in amateur archaeology. Before moving into administration I taught high school social studies for 9 years. My beautiful wife Colleen and I have three children that keep us busy. My son, Austin, just started artifact hunting and found his first whole point at age 6. His younger sisters aren't quite ready yet for field walking, but it won't be long.
How I got started collecting!
surface collecting authentic artifacts for over 25 years.
youngster I was intrigued by the lithic tools that I was able to pick up in
the plowed fields near my childhood home. Looking for arrowheads seemed
as natural a pastime as any while growing up in the land of the Senecas. My
fascination with prehistoric lithic artifact finds during my adolescent
years eventually led me to pursue my B.A. degree in Anthropology with an
Archaeology Specialization from the University at Buffalo. I still spend as
much time as I can walking fields and river banks looking for artifacts.
What I like to collect!
concentrated mostly on assembling a collection of points
found in the Northeast. I am always attracted to quality points made of our native Onondaga chert. I am particularly fond of Genesee and Brewerton points. I have personally found more Lamoka points than any other type and really get excited about finding quality ground stone tools such as beveled adzes.
My favorite relic!
difficult to pick just one so I have included a picture of a few
of my favorite Western NY personal finds, all made of Onondaga chert.
A few pics!