On the Hunt for Arrowheads

This father-son team has decades of experience searching Illinois for Native American artifacts.

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The father-son team of Scott and Gary Carruthers has spent decades combing through Illinois farmland in search of Native American arrowheads dating back to the earliest known human occupation of North America. This profile follows them on an outing across Bureau County, offering a peek into the world of 9,000-plus-year-old spear heads, arrowheads, and knives and the enthusiasts who hunt for them.