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How to return a pot


Imagine discovering a pot tucked inside an ancient ruin on a hike. That'd really look nice on my mantel, you think, and grab it. Later, you learn that collecting artifacts from public lands is not only illegal, it permanently destroys the object's original context and meaning -- the information that helps archaeologists piece together the larger story of how Native Americans lived on the land. Click through the images to see how BLM-ers recommend righting the wrong anonymously: