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The Adams County Record Archaeology Continued from page 1 available through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the National Park Service. ACHPC's ongoing project has attracted attention from state agencies and other couhties as a possible example of a successful and productive program that could be copied elsewhere. Washington County is now thinking of launching such a program there. It is becoming obvious that the entire Weiser River watershed is rich in prehistoric (Indian) artifacts, and the surface has barely been scratched as to what can be learned here. And that's why it's so important to get the cooperation of local people. Dozens of area residents have artifact collections that could shed light on the "who, what, where, when and how" of the people and culture who were here before us. The fact that the landowner is the owner of any artifacts found on his/her land is the reason that it's illegal to remove artifacts from Forest land; those artifacts belong to the Forest/ U. S. Government. It's also illegal to take artifacts from a private landowner without their permission. But here's the deal. No one from ACHPC, nor the archaeologist they bring in, will make a fuss about the legality of where you found artifacts; the information to be learned from the artifacts is vastly more important. Even though legalities are not a focus in this effort, it is still absolutely vital to know where Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Page 9 an artifact was found. Imagine someone coming to a detective with a bloody $100 bill that also has heroin dust on it. The detective says, "Hey, that's very suspicious; where did you find it?" If the person says he doesn't know or can't remember, what good is that clue? The same thing applies to artifacts. You can have the most beautiful, biggest, most unique arrowhead on earth, but if no one knows where it came from, it is pretty much useless to anyone trying to learn about the culture it came from. Anyone who has artifacts or a site that they would be willing to have examined and documented is encouraged to contact any member of ACHPC: Dale Fisk, Jim Camp, Tim Toomey, Pat Trainor, Jim Peart or Elaine Johnston. Locations of sites and names of those involved are kept confidential. This program has been in place for all this time, and the reason it doesn't have a higher profile is that those involved don't release any details to the public. Mark Smith of Meadows (left) and Dr. Lee Sappington examine and photo- graph some Meadows Valley artifacts. (bdltll00mila00m m l=mpmmptS000 aml Ernie Asselin 877-850-5156 ext: 183654 For a detailed description of our products, go to www.scrip.cc/rs.htm All our products are natural, safe, and not tested on znimals. We use only the finest ingredients on planet Earth and all of our products have been used and tested by hair, skin, and health care professionals. For an information packet call 1-800-585-5873 x183654 w00r00cc/183654 Council Food & 217 Michigan (Hwy 95) s, Council 253-0093 24 Hour Cordtrol Truck Scales/ Fish & Game Licenses Showers DeliSandwiches Gifts BEER Western Tac Parts and Service Open On Saturday We service all makes and models Quality Service Award Winning Factory Trained Technician Big City Selection All At One Location STEVt00 HOM0000WN .! b  :  Phone (208) 549-3310 -Toll Free (800) 658-5080 602 Highway 95 Weiser, Idaho 83672 www.hometownmotors.com EEDOM Samsung Galaxy S II REI00I00 2 yr plan with data required Unimax TM 628 FREE NO P,F.II00I,I'IE 2 yr plan required tttet" wireless Switch to AIItel. Save Hundreds. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AT PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO ALLTEL TERMS & CONDITIONS; see store or elltelwireless.com. $25 activation fee and possible upgrade and early termination fee applies per each line. Federal, state & local taxes & charges apply. AIItel may charge monthly connectivity, regulatory, administrative & 911 surcharges as well as federal & state Universal Service Fund fees (all may vary by customer usage). These additional fees may not be taxes or government-required charges & are subject to change. See your AIItel customer service representative & your monthly bill. Prepaid and business customers not eligible. Screen images simulated. If supply sells out we may substitute phone but are not required to do so. AI/product & service marks referenced are the names, trade names, trademarks & Iogos of their respective owners. 2013 AWCC; affrights reserved. 101573 )