Hunting for history

Hunting for history

Artifact hunting is a pastime for many people in rural Ohio. The state is home to the oldest and largest archaeological society in the United States with about 1,900 members, and the reason is simple, Schneider said. Ohio is a major source of flint, which prehistoric Native Americans used to create tools and weapons dating back 14,000 years. The state also has many rivers and streams that flow through it, transporting artifacts.