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Archaeological Ethics-ROPA and SAA
Plastic protects the evidence of looting at Vicksburg National Military Park, where Civil War relic hunters excavated numerous holes causing wide spread damage to sensitive archeological sites.
This particular mound also contained burnt and un-burnt human bones of at least three individuals.
One of the principal deposits was first exposed by Way while operating his bulldozer in connection with a nearby Federally sponsored highway construction project. Rather than notify authorities, as was required by law, Way removed hundreds of artifacts and transported them to his home in Illinois.
Shortly thereafter, Way sold these artifacts to Gerber for $6,000.00 in cash, and in addition agreed to lead Gerber back to the site. Upon locating the site, Gerber hired Glover and Towery to help him further loot the site while he took photographs and kept track of artifacts being removed.
Some of the artifacts that were removed by these three men were later sold at the August, 1988, Owensboro, Kentucky, "Show of Shows."
To date, the FBI has recovered nearly 3,000 artifacts looted from the burial mound, including copper and silver ear spools, silver "panpipe" musical instruments, copper axe-heads, or "celts," pearls, beads and blades made of obsidian, flint, and clear quartz.GE® Case
A cow examines an archeological excavation undertaken at Appomatox Court House National Historic Park prior to park improvements.
Ezekial Jones slept here
Salvage archeology being conducted 1930s during dam construction.
Artifact submerged in the waters of Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida.