Border Patrol agent discovers ancient pottery
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
SONOITA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Sonoita Border Patrol agents discovered several ancient artifacts during a patrol last week in the Patagonia Mountains.
According to a media release from Border Patrol, agents patrolling on foot south of Patagonia found an intact ancient pot and a piece of another pot. Both items were made of clay and appeared weathered.
After the discovery, agents notified U.S. Forest Service officials who then took charge of the artifacts for further study.
The initial inspection by the Forest Service indicates the “pot” is a genuine artifact that could date back as much as 1,000 years.