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Arizona to Take High Road to Preservation?

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Science  20 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5491, pp. 422-423
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5491.422b

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TUCSON, ARIZONA-- State transportation officials have agreed to weigh a proposal to set aside a scientifically valuable parcel of a federal highway project for future research rather than excavating it and selling it to the highest bidder. Should it proceed, Arizona could set a new standard of stewardship for government agencies that determine the fate of ancient relics.