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Sat May 12, 2012

Report: New Mexico Teens Find Artifact Thought To Be 900-Years-Old

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico seventh-graders have found what's being called one of the most significant, archaeological discoveries in a while.

KOAT-TV reports that a group of Sandia Prep seventh-graders recently discovered a 14-by-14 inch pot, possibly 900-years-old, while on a field trip in Cibola County.

Seventh-grader Isabel Jerome said it is a gray pot, with zig-zag stripes and dash patterns all the way going around it.

State officials aren't revealing the artifact until they consult nearby pueblos.

The students and their teacher left the pot alone and contacted authorities. The last significant discovery on New Mexico Bureau of Land Management land was a decade ago.

Donna Hummel of the BLM said the find could be "a once in a life time discovery."

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Information from: KOAT-TV, http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.