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PostWed Jul 06, 2022 5:14 pm 
Having sifted trough dirt in the past for an archeologist, this looked familiar when I saw it on the ground, although I'm not knowledgeable at all. Anyone know where you'd report a small potential artifact? https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/125098811

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PostWed Jul 06, 2022 5:59 pm 
If I'm reading the map correctly this is WDFW land. I'd start with them. Otherwise, you could talk to the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. Telephone (360) 586-3065

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PostWed Jul 06, 2022 9:06 pm 
A friend of mine leases several small parcels of land around his place - for dry land hay - from both the WA DNR and WADFW. He recently ran into the same situation. He found what appears to be a previously un-documented homesteader site; faint house foundation, collapsed root cellar, etc It turns out the WADFW does have a keen Archeology program….! Contact them!

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PostThu Jul 07, 2022 7:30 am 
The map doesn't seem to be highly accurate, but for future discoveries, it's best not to publish where the site is. Archy sites are often kept super secret, for a good reason.

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PostThu Jul 07, 2022 7:56 am 
Seventy2002 wrote:
talk to the  Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. Telephone (360) 586-3065

These are the folks you talk to. I have to deal with them all the time.

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PostThu Jul 07, 2022 8:11 am 
I still regret that I did not report a midden of moon shells at a construction site in Port Orchard when a kid. bawl.gif

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PostMon Jul 18, 2022 9:38 am 
So the DAHP redirected me to the Burke Museum of Natural History’s website, where they have a submission form for the public to have artifacts identified by an archeologist. https://www.burkemuseum.org/contact-us/object-identification-form In this case they confirmed it appears to be a chert (cryptocrystalline silicate) projectile point, and referred me to organizations in the area that would be interested: Yakima Museum & Cultural Center, Yakima Nation, and the Wanapum Heritage Center.

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