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Great, thank you, I appreciate it!PageRob wrote:Bring them back out there.
The second looks Apache. I'm not sure about the one on the left, but I found a similar one to the obsidian one in Sedona that was promptly and positively identified as Apache - it was collected by the FS and is now at MNA.
That's the kind of attitude that will only help to further destroy our valuable and sensitive cultural resources.Robby wrote:But I'm pretty sure they only will end up in someone else's pockets instead.
Right, so that would be in the middle of the trail, clearly visible to a more observant hiker. I understand the "experience history" thing for the average hiker, I was super excited to find them, but I would like to see the archeologist who would give a rats ass for those artifacts. They do not have any archeological value at all, that's my 2 cents, bad attitude or not.rally_toad wrote:Regarding "bringing them out there and hiding them better" or "outdoor museum", in archeology context is everything. Any archeological resource that is taken out of its place or moved is useless to archeologists. Enjoy it, take pictures, and then put it back exactly where you found it.
Sounds like you're talking about Old Caves Crater. Maybe I'm just not that observant, but I have no idea where the old airstrip would be. Now there are houses built right up to the edge of the crater on its west side. Not surprised you found tons of artifacts out there as there is some rubble on top of Old Caves that is supposed to be a ruin. It's a terribly popular area, and the ruins are the number #1 resting spot for hikers so I wouldn't expect to find any artifacts left up top, though I haven't looked. I hike out in that area off and on though, so I'll have keep an eye out for stuff.paulhubbard wrote:@HPP: Have you ever explored around the old airstrip in Doney Park? Specifically the area at the west base of the little hill on the est end of the valley in Doney Park?