DP Daily Prompts: Digging Up Your Digs

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500 years from now, an archaeologist accidentally stumbles on the ruins of your home. What will she learn about early 21st century humans by going through (what remains of)your stuff?

Five hundred years is a long time, our 21st century will look so primitive, just as I thought about the stone age, when the people lit fires by rubbing stones, they were geniuses though, now that I think back.

The term “Stone Age,”  was named in late 19th century by Christian J Thomsen a Danish archaeologist. He came up with a study of the human past, it was called the “Three Age System”i.e., “Stone Age” “Bronze Age” and “Iron age.” Each were technologically more complex than the one before.

Stone made tools were found in the deepest layers of the earth,followed by bronze made tools which were found on top of the deepest layers and Iron made tools were found closest to the surface. This meant metal technology developed later than the stone-made tools.

In our twenty-first century, having used up most of the above tools, steps are taken I presume to find to replace them with something readily available.

As regards what they’ll find 500 years from now in the ruins of my home is hard for me to write it will see many changes, they might have concrete structures on the lawns to make housing available for humans if the world still remains intact, for humans to survive.

There may not be anything left to find as remains who knows, since we are talking about 500 hundred years from now.

k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/dp-daily-promp…g-up-your-digs/

4 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompts: Digging Up Your Digs

  1. I would think they would find my large thesaurus and in between the pages pressed flowers of sentimental value. I would like to think my flowers would survive 500 years and the finder would wonder about the stories behind each one.

  2. Dear Ranu,

    What in interesting post about what future peoples may find left behind after us. Perhaps, hopefully, they’ll find no fences, this being an indication that we grew beyond all of our squabbling and fighting with our neighbors.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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