HomeAnza Borrego General

Anything about Anza Borrego that does not fit into one of the other forums.

What do you do with found artifacts? Messages in this topic - RSS

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 21


5/9/2017
Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 21
I see many people finding some very interesting things-pottery, arrowheads, etc. I assume all is place where you found it, or do you bury the finds, collect and give to rangers? Just curious.
link
dsefcik
dsefcik
Administrator
Posts: 2066


5/9/2017
dsefcik
dsefcik
Administrator
Posts: 2066
Pretty much leave as found.....

--
http://www.sefcik.com
http://www.darensefcik.com
http://www.carrizogorge.com
+1 link
ziphius
ziphius
Posts: 658


5/9/2017
ziphius
ziphius
Posts: 658
Leave in place and don't post specific locations. Even posting general locations is kind of a bad idea, as there are many forums out there dedicated to the collection of arrowheads, etc. Why give folks a head-start on their collecting activity? Everything is public and searchable these days.
edited by ziphius on 5/9/2017
link
Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 21


5/9/2017
Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 21
ziphius wrote:
Leave in place and don't post specific locations. Even posting general locations is kind of a bad idea, as there are many forums out there dedicated to the collection of arrowheads, etc. Why give folks a head-start on their collecting activity? Everything is public and searchable these days.
edited by ziphius on 5/9/2017


Great idea. I really try to drive home leaving everything as is with my kids when hiking/camping.
link
Buford
Buford
Posts: 62


5/9/2017
Buford
Buford
Posts: 62
I always leave them where I found them. I would never take it home, ever. Period.

If it is notable I take a picture.

I appreciate museums, and the fact they protect things forever. I am uncomfortable that museums vacuum up artifacts and take away someone's else's joy of discovery in the wild.

I would be very upset if an artifact I left in the wild was poached and taken home by someone. I also would not be thrilled if it was taken by a museum and stored in a closet in perpetuity.

I know there are still mostly intact Ollas out there that have been left by like minded people. I have not found one myself, yet.

I agree with Ziphius. I stumbled on an online artifact collecting forum once looking up Borrego info. What people had looted and taken home made me sick.
+2 link
rockhopper
rockhopper
Posts: 360


5/10/2017
rockhopper
rockhopper
Posts: 360
Photograph and leave. If it looks significant I would contact the ABDSP museum.
link
Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 21


5/12/2017
Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 21
Buford wrote:
I always leave them where I found them. I would never take it home, ever. Period.

If it is notable I take a picture.

I appreciate museums, and the fact they protect things forever. I am uncomfortable that museums vacuum up artifacts and take away someone's else's joy of discovery in the wild.

I would be very upset if an artifact I left in the wild was poached and taken home by someone. I also would not be thrilled if it was taken by a museum and stored in a closet in perpetuity.

I know there are still mostly intact Ollas out there that have been left by like minded people. I have not found one myself, yet.

I agree with Ziphius. I stumbled on an online artifact collecting forum once looking up Borrego info. What people had looted and taken home made me sick.


I agree. I wouldn't even want to know the items that were stolen-and that's what it is-from Borrego.
link
Britain
Britain
Posts: 172


5/13/2017
Britain
Britain
Posts: 172
There are items which can be collected. Parks and Federal lands have regulations to what can or can not be collected. Such as in the Yuha, there is a limit on the oyster shells that can be collected. Indian artifacts have strict regulations. It is best to check with the park or federal lands you may be on. There may even be restrictions on rock collecting.

--
Cant drive 55
Britain
http://icorva.com
link






Powered by Jitbit Forum 8.3.8.0 © 2006-2013 Jitbit Software