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You've Found an Artifact! What Now?!

Preservation Basics

Sometimes we stumble upon things dropped, thrown away, or deliberately placed by people in the past. Whether it’s a piece of a broken teapot, an arrowhead, or fragments from a meal someone ate a thousand years ago, artifacts can tell archaeologists a lot about people of long ago.

But how should you deal with artifacts if you’re not an archaeologist?

Where to get more information about archaeology in Missouri?

To learn more about preservation in Missouri, check out our resource for all links that pertain to preservation laws, what to do when you find artifacts, and many more resources for preservation basics.