posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 02:13 AM
reply to post by diggindirt
No, I'm not okay with people having dead bodies, yet museums do it everyday. Nothing gives them the right just the same as nothing gives anyone else
But then... I don't believe in desecrating the dead.. and museums and archeologists etc do it every day, for a living.
As far as my grandmother, well... if its my child that sells her dead body then there is simply not much I can say about it... their great-grandmother
must have been theirs to sell. If someone dug up a grave looking for rings or jewelry or other items in the grave with her... more power to them. Not
like she took it with her.
My TV is no safer than anything that wasn't specifically on the warrant related to his property. Period.
edit on 3-4-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)
No, your child can't sell human remains or dig up graves to collect treasure. There are laws in place to prevent that sort of barbaric behavior.
Archaeologists can't do that either. Permits must obtained if human remains are encountered. You obviously know nothing of the laws governing
museums and archaeologists. Educate yourself.
As for the warrant---who said there was a warrant?
Even thought the headline, which is apparently about all you absorbed from the article, screams "seizes" there is no mention of a warrant and the
other posted links clearly state that the man contacted the FBI and is working with them.
FBI spokesman Drew Northern called 91-year-old Donald C. Miller of Waldron "an amateur archaeologist," who had collected the artifacts over his
lifetime. * "Mr. Miller has a large collection of artifacts and we are working with him to help him repatriate those items to the appropriate
folks," Northern said. "There are treaties and statutes that deal with repatriation of cultural artifacts, and Mr. Miller is working with us to
return those." Northern said he couldn't specify whether the artifacts in question were of native American or foreign origin. "But they are items
of great cultural value that Mr. Miller has amassed in his private collection over the years, and the FBI is there, we have our resources meticulously
cataloging and collecting and working with Mr. Miller to preserve these items," Northern said. Northern said Miller had contacted the FBI about
returning the items, but couldn't elaborate on why Miller was looking to repatriate the artifacts now. "There's no way to know at this point how
long the process will take," Northern said. "The goal is to do this as quickly as possible, also maintaining the integrity of the process and
protecting the cultural items."
You go ahead and believe whatever you want. One pseudo-journalist hoped for the exact reaction I'm seeing here---people not bothering to read and
Why would a 91 year-old collector call the FBI? To prevent them from arresting his heirs when they attempt to sell his collection perhaps? Because
this collection includes interstate artifacts they are the ones to sort it out. He obviously knows that parts of his collection are illegal to sell
and wants it sorted out before he passes. Is that really so hard to understand?
I've seen dozens of people walk into museums and archaeology departments with boxes of artifacts that they wanted to "turn in" because they didn't
want them in their homes. I've seen dozens walk in and ask for a valuation of a box of artifacts, ask the museum or anthropology department to buy
them. But their collections could be held in a shoebox....not several warehouses...
So please, calm down, have a cuppa tea and actually read the links provided...and remember that some journalists are just as nefarious as government