Couple Finds Ancient Skeleton In Backyard, May Have To Foot $5,000 Excavation Bill

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A Canadian couple who unearthed the ancient skeleton of an aboriginal woman may also have to foot the thousands of dollars it cost to excavate the historical remains. At first, Ontario resident Ken Campbell thought the bones he dug up while putting in a new fence earlier in June might be from an old animal skeleton. But Campbell’s wife, Nicole Sauve, wasn’t so sure, according to the Toronto Star.

Dave Cottrell‘s insight:

This legal folly is most certainly sure to backfire, unless politicians are smart enough to change it.  As word of this situation gets out, people will simply bury such important finds and keep quiet.

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