I've tried to explain the Byzantine laws surrounding the discovery of Mayan artifacts on one's property in Belize, but I fear I am not explaining it properly. Is it true that if one discovers relics on his property, he is "required" to notify a certain government body, who then evaluates the significance of the site. If an important discovery is made, or if the soil hides a considerable amount of artifacts, then that land owner may be re-located by the government to another parcel. Because there is such a concentration of ruins in Belize, a high percentage of land owners are at risk of being re-located, therefore when one stumbles upon an artifact on his own property, he typically covers it back up discretely, and goes about his business.
Is my summary accurate?