"There are countless horrible things happening all over the world and horrible people prospering, but we must never allow them to disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to sabotage and annoy them whenever possible." -Auberon Waugh
If the state is going to charge me $5,000 for the pleasure of digging them up, I'm sellin' 'em on Ebay.
Property owners in Australia who find, er, artefacts, won't report them.It could mean a listing of the area as a sacred site and lots of dollars, and no development permitted (if the farmer wants to dig a dam or put a pipeline in).
Same thing here in eastern Washington, Kae. If there's a find on public land, that's one thing (happens quite a bit, especially along the rivers). On private property? Smart people keep it quiet.
Deborah ...They can expect a visit from members of the First Nations. The best thing to do now is to stock up on tobacco.
I would be telling First Nations, "Hey, it's one of yours. You want the bones, YOU pay for them."
Deborah ... There shouldn't be any charges for discovers such as these. Treat the remains with the dignity the deserve. Turn them over to the party wishing to take responsibility, or reintern them.
Not to mention the idea of "claiming" a 20,000 year old skeleton as one of your ancestors is pretty weak. At that distance, it's related to half the people on the planet.Not least, the Siberians.But go ahead, wave your feathers and burning sage over it. Couldn't hurt.
Anonymous 1 said: If no one's going to blab because of the 5 grand charge, we'll never find Jimmy Hoffa!Hmmmm Maybe it WAS the Mafia who got that law passed....
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