Border Patrol finds a different sort of 'pot' in the Patagonia Mountains | Arts & Culture
Agents with the Sonoita Sector of Border Patrol found what they believed to be artifacts, a piece of pottery and an intact clay pot, while on patrol in the Patagonia Mountains last week. Agents were patrolling on foot when they came across the pieces; they notified the U.S. Forest Service who then picked up the artifacts for further study.
After their initial inspection officials with the U.S. Forest Service have determined the intact pot to be real, stating the piece could date back over a thousand years.
This is a unique find for Border Patrol agents, who often find unusual ‘things’ in the desert while on patrol. While their primary mission is the safety of U.S. citizens along the border, they also receive training on both environmental and cultural stewardship