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    What happened at slack farm in Kentucky in 1987?

    I read on Wikipedia some guys paid an owner of the property to dig it up, supposedly they brought in a bulldozer and got in trouble for disturbing Indian remains. Anyone know the story and where they looking for something in particular in the area. Seems a lot of effort so I believe they really thought something was there. I'm also not sure who the 10 people are, nothing I've found lists there names. Also how they did get in trouble if given permission? Any info anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.
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    Grave robbers. Kentucky law requires any human remains to be reported and not further disturbed. They dug up 650 to 800 graves; scattered the bones searching for pots.

    https://traffickingculture.org/encyc...es/slack-farm/

    https://30daysofkentuckyarchaeology....rty-years-ago/

    They had permission from the tenants . . . not the owners. But they did set the wheels in motion so that it is now a felony and not a misdemeneor (they were from Illinois and Indiana and could not be extradited for a misdemeanor - though they probably never went back to Kentucky).
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    All that trouble for pots, I don't get some people.

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    Durned good thing that metal detectors only find metal. Not bones, not pots, etc.... So if ANYTHING: Archies ought to give us a medal for our surgical precision in AVOIDING such objects . We go with pinpoint precision to *only* the metal objects. Not bones or pots. Hence, an md'rs need-not develop any fears or worry about such an article. JMHO.
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    Kentucky was once called the dark and bloody ground by Indians because of their legends. Probably could dig up remains every 10 paces down here? You have to remember the Ohio river was the leading edge of ice melt at the end of the last ice age. This was prime hunting ground for centuries, arrow heads in just about every creek.
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