Tag Archives: antiquities

how does “the antiquities act” view relic hunting (surface only arrowhead hunting)?

My joy in life comes from studying and hunting indian artifacts, I dont screen or dig. Do I have any rights on public land?

What are US laws regarding antiquities found on private property?

If you dig up antiquities on private property (that you own) in the United States, who owns them? In Italy, the state does automatically. That seems wholly unfair to landowners. I’m thinking about ownership of ancient Indian artifacts, burial grounds, battlefield artifacts, and fossils. I know the federal government owns that which is found on […]