Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Who Passed This Way?

This is a sign at the Poste Homestead that clarifies various acts protecting things (including old tin cans) you might find in the desert. It reads:

Who Passed This Way?

Archaeological resources are fragile and irreplaceable. The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 protect them for the benefit of all Americans.

Please Don't Erase The Traces of America's Past
Any person who, without authorization, excavates, removes, damages, or otherwise alters or defaces any historic or prehistoric site, artifact or object of antiquity on the public lands of the Unites States is subject to arrest and penalty of law.

United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management