NM teens find possible 900-year-old artifact
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —
A group of New Mexico seventh-graders have found could be one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in a while.
Seventh-graders from Sandia Prep discovered a Native American pot, about 18 inches high and 14 to 16 inches wide and possibly 900 years old, while on a field trip last month in Cibola County.
"It was like a gray pot, with zig-zag stripes and dash patterns all the way going around it," seventh-grader Isabel Jerome told KOAT-TV. "Yeah, it was a really incredible find."
State officials aren't revealing the artifact until they consult nearby pueblos.
Teachers immediately contacted U.S. National Park Service representatives who then contacted the Bureau of Land Management.
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