I have a new folder in my Turtle Island photos: "Dogs on Mounds."
I think these dogs are amateurs:
In archaeology, an HHRD trained canine with impeccable manners, slow and methodical search style, properly trained and certified, may be the Remote Sensing Tool of the future. ICF canine trainers are "writing the book" in this field. Certification standards are high insuring that the ICF certified canines are reliable, non-invasive tools to be used in modern archaeology.
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Pub. L. 101-601, 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq., 104 Stat. 3048, is a United States federal law enacted on 16 November 1990. NAGPRA makes it a criminal offense to traffic in Native American human remains without right of possession or in Native American cultural items obtained in violation of the Act. Penalties for a first offense may reach 12 months imprisonment and a $100,000 fine.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_Graves_Protection_and_Repatriation_Act
The Other More Deadly Consequences of Disturbing Burials:
"When the state announced in the early 1980s that Route 55 - "the Road to Nowhere" - would finally be finished, a Nanticoke Leni-Lenape Indian chief warned that doing so would disturb the 8,000-year-old graves of his ancestors buried along the Almonesson Creek.
Some people just laughed....almost as soon as excavation began in March 1983, a bizarre series of accidents, injuries and illnesses befell people connected with the project. Most of the incidents involved the crew that worked for the John Rouse Construction Co.
Some blamed the "curse" that supposedly occurred when the Indian burial grounds were unearthed. But Wayandaga insisted that no such curse existed and that the (multiple) tragedies were simply a result of disturbing the ancient graves..."