Treasure hunters and Archeologists are seen to be enemies to one another. Archeologists are the ‘good guys’ and treasure hunters are the ‘bad guys.’ However, that all depends on how you believe history should be handled. The methods of artefact recovery are close to the same but it’s how the artefacts and fossils are dealt with afterwards is where the discrepancies between the two begin. Archeologists will study, document and preserve the historical objects whereas treasure hunters, often associated with grave robbers or pirates, are portrayed as only wanting to help themselves. But who really has the right to these historical discoveries? Finders keepers?


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