Peotone: The Collections
The Hagenau Farm Collection
After a ripper was taken to this field in 1998 I had one fun time.  The ripper goes about two inches below the plow zone and apparently brings the artifacts up, as you can see.  The Hardins are my first, and only, large point finds and I was absolutely thrilled and I sure didnít mind the Paleo finds
either. in fact, I became so excited I did a little dance in that field.....all by myself. 

This year the owner of the property and the Field Manager refrained from using the ripper and I found zero artifacts, what a disappointment.  We are now in a three-way conversation and I am expounding on the merits of the ripper.......better soil drainage of course............they just smile.

Margo Hupe
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