Chasing That First History High

For a would-be pothunter, I supppose arrowheads are like a gateway drug.  Of course, not everybody becomes a junkie. And most people who become addicted to uncovering a piece of the past don’t become pothunters. That said, see if you can match the quote to the right author below. Don’t click on a link until giving it a try.

1) “I was hooked on this from the first time I picked up an arrowhead as a kid.”

2) “It is in our genes to collect and connect with our heritage. We have an inherent desire to touch and reflect on our past.”

3) “I grew up with a gut reaction to archaeology where an arrowhead in my hand felt warm with possibility.”

The three authors, in no particular order:

A) anonymous Blanding, Utah resident

B) Jane Waldbaum, past president of the Archaeological Institute of America

C) Craig Childs, well-known archaeology writer

2 Responses to “Chasing That First History High”

  1. Roger Welsch says:

    Picking up an arrowhead from the ground is one thing…but the problem that we live with to this very day in Nebraska is grave looting. Indians are not seen as human remains but artifacts, specimens, remains, relics…no! These are human graves and not subject to plunder.

  2. Keith Kloor says:

    Agreed. I was just trying to show the commonality of the feeling that arrowhead aroused in people across a spectrum.

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