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Looter to pay restitution to tribes for damaging Devil Canyon Archaeological Site in Idaho

A Challis man who was caught illegally digging up artifacts from a Shoshone-Bannock tribal cultural site was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution.

Court records say Alan Thorkelson, 38, was caught while in the process of digging for artifacts at the Devil Canyon Archaeological Site in October 2017. The site, located southeast of Challis near Antelope Flat, contained three prehistoric rock shelters that had been lived in and decorated with pictographs by the Shoshone-Bannock tribes.

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