Future Archaeology

Jim West shared this, and while it is funny for a variety of reasons, it also nicely illustrates the challenges that face archaeologists. Trying to figure out, from our perspective, what previously unseen objects were used for in the past, really is a challenge!

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  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/goodandtruth Coleman Glenn

    When I was a kid, my archaeologist uncle gave my family a very funny book called “Motel of the Mysteries” by David Macaulay, in which archaeologists from the future discover a what seems to be a sacred crypt (called the “Toot and C’mon Inn”) from the 20th century in the country of Usa. I’m tempted to order myself a copy now; it’s aimed more at adults than kids, and although I was old enough when I read it to get the joke in broad terms, I’m sure I missed a fair bit.