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Anachronisms for Archaeologists

Oh, how we will laugh ...
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Simple enough ... locate a previously unknown and undisturbed archaeological site, then introduce an unmistakable anachronism.

Perhaps use a tiny steerable tunneling machine to inject a (suitably aged) BIC biro into the burial chamber of a long barrow, or sneak into an Egyptian tomb a sheet of lead with "I, Nikola Tesla, claim this time and place for Serbia, December 2 1899" scratched onto it.

A "classic" Coca-Cola bottle gripped in the hand of a teracotta soldier, a flintlock musket in the wall of a Roman villa, or a sheet of plastic with "Fifteenth Spatio-Temporal Expedition, Eagle University, Armstrong City, Luna" insinuated into an Mayan pyramid would be equally amusing.

8th of 7, Mar 29 2016

Young Earthers expect this http://www.missiont...thousand-years.html
How will they know it's a joke? [Sgt Teacup, Mar 30 2016]

How long have you been at this? http://www.dailymai...aled-400-years.html
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 30 2016]

Oh, I see... http://www.messaget...of-place-artifacts/
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 30 2016]

Even Wikipedia knows about this https://en.wikipedi...t-of-place_artifact
[notexactly, Mar 30 2016]


       Doing this for future generations would be fun. Throw in a pre-rusted broken pile of advanced electronics, with a circuit board with the words ototype ime achin in some strange font would be fun, too.
RayfordSteele, Mar 29 2016

       You do realize this is an evil opposite of "site looting"?
Vernon, Mar 30 2016

       Yes, it's the 'evil' part we like best.
8th of 7, Mar 30 2016

       Sadly, this is fodder for the Young Earthers (see link), who already expect (and enjoy) the anachronisms you suggest.
Sgt Teacup, Mar 30 2016

       Terry Pratchett's Strata does this, sort of.
nineteenthly, Mar 31 2016


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