Archeologists mum about find (Vancouver, BC)

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Fear of relic-hunting thieves mean artifact site has to be kept under wraps to protect priceless historic artifacts

Archeologists are keeping quiet about First Nations artifacts they've uncovered on Vancouver Island for fear that relic-hunting thieves will swipe the priceless items before work is complete.

Snuneymuxw First Nation archeologist Lorraine Littlefield said she wants the community to learn about the interesting find that's been uncovered, but is worried publicity will lure pot hunters to the site, who steal and possibly sell such relics.

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