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Salt Lake City stolen artifacts pose daunting task

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Once the legal dust settles from the nation's biggest bust of Southwestern artifact looting, federal officials face another daunting task: deciding what to do with the ancient sandals, pipes, pendants and thousands of other items associated with the investigation. It could take years to sort through the American Indian relics — seven truckloads have been collected this summer — and determine where each should go, said Emily Palus, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's national curator in Washington, D.C.

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