The Trappings of Future Antiquity A though experiment in time-traveling archeology

Imagine the movie script: in some post-apoc­a­lyptic world, civi­liza­tion as we know it has been oblit­er­ated, buried under millennia of sand and dust. And then, after humanity has reestab­lished itself and built a new, inde­pen­dent tradi­tion of science, art and philos­ophy, some arche­ol­o­gist stum­bles upon an arti­fact from the distant past. Our present.