posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 09:39 AM
Looting? They are calling picking up an arrowhead out of a river "looting". Don't let them fool you, this is not one of the biggest busts of its kind
It IS the biggest bust of this kind EVER.
and they're not done! There are still 20+ more people of interest, yesterday they hit Florida, today or tomorrow they will hit Georgia.
It is next to impossible to obtain a permit to even surface collect off of state property. There are countless archeological studies that went nowhere
because plantation owners won't even let professional archeologists on they're property, mustless dig.
This is an outrage! I knew a couple of these guys personally and they weren't all artifact dealers. A few of them would rent tables at every local
artifact show and sell NOTHING. They were just showing people history! Unlike the museum in my town, which houses thousands of artifacts yet displays
not a single one!
This is not a coordinated effort to "stop looting". This is a coordinated effort to STOP LEARNING!
TO HIDE HISTORY!
Some of these guys are being charged with hundreds of felonies, they will never get out of prison, and all they were doing was sharing history.
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