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Around the World July 1, 2011

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(Courtesy The Daily Courier, Prescott, AZ)

ARIZONA: Geocaching is a hobby in which hikers leave small items or bundles in out-of-the-way places and then challenge others to find them using only GPS coordinates. A geocacher in Prescott National Forest found a much older cache, a thin-walled pot used by the Yavapai between 600 and 100 years ago. Knowing the importance of archaeological context, he did what came naturally—he marked the location with his GPS and notified authorities of the rare, fragile find.

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