Mystery donation to Goodwill may be a priceless artifact5/6/2012
A Goodwill warehouse in western New York State has received a piece of pottery with a note saying it may be of prehistoric origin. The 7.5-inch tall vessel, with a "fluted opening and wartlike protrusions" arrived with a pencil-scrawled note saying it was "Found in a burial mound near Spiro Oklahoma in 1970." The piece, which briefly appeared on Goodwill's online auction site, receiving a bargain bid of $4.99 before the sale was halted, was dropped off anonymously. If verified, the piece will be duly sent to Spiro Mounds in eastern Oklahoma, an archaeological site inhabited by Native Americans for some nine millennia.
Do stories like this inspire Goodwill rummaging?