What Happens to a Landowner’s Property During Historical Artifact Excavations?

By Hinton Museum Curator, Art Peters The plain and simple answer is “Nothing much happens, before, during or after”. In my work, once I discover a property has the potential to have been a wagon train campsite, by using aerial maps as I’m tracking and mapping the wagon trail, I then need to look at the site in person to make the final decision. This on-site viewing is never done until the landowner can be contacted and permission is granted. Even if permission is granted the landowner may have reasons to restrict access during certain times or seasons due to…

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