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Lacey Miller

I very much believe that artifacts found, belong to the culture that they came from. If this is undefinable or the culture has dissipated, it belongs to the property owner, where the site was located. I don’t really believe it should go to the one that finds it unless there is an agreement with the property owner. I suppose it is also dependent who funds the dig… but it does get rather sticky.