Monday, July 28, 2008

Past stalls future development in Lebanon; cost to remove artifacts in 6 figures
Fred and Bonnie Paskvan want the world to know they are not against archaeology.

But they are against being required to pay for it, especially when the estimated minimum cost of clearing their land of buried artifacts from a 1,000-year-old Mississippian village is at least $100,000 and may be several times that.

The cost sunk a deal they were trying to make with a home builder they had hoped would buy a tract of land purchased years ago as an investment.

That's rather unfortunate.