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North America: Sacred Native American site vandalized
Authorities are looking for whoever dug up rocks from an archaeological site in Sedona and threw them over a steep embankment. The U.S. Forest Service says it happened Dec. 16 at Jordan Cave near the trailhead.

Sacred Native American site vandalized
Officials are seeking out the individuals in this photograph who may 
have information about the vandalism of an archaeological site 
[Credit: U.S. Forest Department]

Patrol Capt. Jon Nelson says several people were spotted removing the rocks, some dug out of the prehistoric floor of the site. The Forest Service has distributed a photo of three people who it says might be able to help with the investigation.

It's a federal crime to vandalize archaeological resources. Penalties range from a $5,000 fine and six months in jail to a $20,000 fine and a year in jail.

Source: Associated Press [January 21, 2015]