This year’s drought in Texas has caused water levels to drop significantly at many lakes, including Lake Whitney near Hillsboro in East Texas. This drop in water level has exposed prehistoric sites along the lake, some of which are as old as 6,000 B.C. Unfortunately, these sites have become the target of looters who are causing significant damage and destroying archaeological provenience while stealing cultural remains- some from burials.
Fortunately, some of the looters have been arrested and are now facing fines and probation. Whatever fines and sentencing they face, it will be nowhere near enough. These people are purposefully destroying the cultural and archaeological history of the Americas, and they should be judged and prosecuted harshly.
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