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Is it legal to collect, metal detect, or dig for artifacts?

Over the past few years, there’s been a rash of aggressive police raids and legal action taken against artifact collectors and hobbyists. This has been part of a national effort to enforce laws prohibiting private citizens from illegally obtaining and collecting cultural artifacts―predominantly Native American artifacts.   Read more


If you’ve ever traveled by air, chances are you’ve had at least one friendly encounter with our Nation’s most competent and resilient aviation security force, the TSA. The sound of latex gloves snapping into place, followed by a deep gravelly voice letting you know that things are about to “get real” can be quite an experience. Read more