Finding the past in Southern Utah

What are the “house-rules” of the outdoors? We talk a lot about “leave no trace,” but it’s also worth noting that if you find an artifact, fossil, or the like, it’s best to leave it undisturbed as you found it. Following these general rules will help keep Utah beautiful for generations to come!

You’re hiking in Southern Utah, you sit down to take a break, you look under a nearby ledge and low and behold, there’s an intact seed jar –  an artifact probably close to 1000 years old, left behind by the nomadic people who called this area home long before Europeans set foot on the continent. What do you do?