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Dilemma Cards

 

Dilemma 1
You and your family are on a camping vacation in western North Carolina and decide to visit Judaculla Rock. As you approach the boulder, you pass a man and woman walking toward the parking lot and carrying a paper bag. When you get to the Judaculla Rock, you see that there is fresh red and white spray paint on some of the carved figures. The paint is still dripping down the sides of the boulder when you arrive. What do you do?


Dilemma 2
You are a judge in a case where a man has been charged with removing iron objects from the underwater shipwreck site of the USS Huron at Nags Head. As part of the laws protecting archaeological sites, the boat he used to transport the stolen artifacts has been seized. Without his boat, this fisherman will not be able to support his family. What will you do?


Dilemma 3
You are an amateur archaeologist aware that the reservoir from construction of a large dam will eventually cover an entire river basin containing many Woodland Period village sites. One of your friends asks if you want to go down to the river and retrieve just a few artifacts because, after all, if you don't, the artifacts will just be buried under water. What do you do?


Dilemma 4
You are hiking beside a river in a remote section of a North Carolina State Park and discover a large prehistoric pot sticking out of a bank that is eroding. What do you do?


Dilemma 5
You are on a scout trip to a national forest and during your hike your troop walks across a plowed field. There are pieces of broken pottery, stone projectile points, and chipped stone tools scattered on the ground. In school you learned that archaeological sites on public land are protected by law and that you should take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints. As you walk across the field, you see your scout leader pick up a few pieces of pottery and a projectile point. Several of the scouts are doing the same. When you tell the leader what your teacher said about not taking artifacts, the leader says, "Taking little things like broken pottery doesn't count." What do you do?


Dilemma 6
During the last several years, students at your school have worked hard to convince teachers and the principal that a swimming pool would be an excellent addition to the school's sports program. Pool construction has finally begun next to the playground and during the first day of soil removal, workers uncover the remains of a Late Woodland village site. The principal calls a meeting of the students to discuss the various options listed below. What would you do?



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