Time travel archeology

Imagine you're an archaeologist and you dig something up. Wouldn't you want to be able to go back in time to see what that object looked like when it first got to where you found it? How would your theories sound to the people who discarded the stuff you find? These are pictures of things I spot that may become the archaeological finds of the future and my guesses as to what a time travelling archaeologist might make of them.
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A pair of empty shoes. Were they an offering to a tree god? If so they were a pretty sarcastic offering. Why would a tree need shoes? Are they evidence of a sudden rapture? (By the way, I did check up the tree. There was nobody up there.)

A pair of empty shoes. Were they an offering to a tree god? If so they were a pretty sarcastic offering. Why would a tree need shoes? Are they evidence of a sudden rapture? (By the way, I did check up the tree. There was nobody up there.)

Stones stacked carefully on a concrete pedestal. Are they in alignment with some other feature in the landscape? Do they mark a site of some religious significance? Is this an important boundary marker?

Stones stacked carefully on a concrete pedestal. Are they in alignment with some other feature in the landscape? Do they mark a site of some religious significance? Is this an important boundary marker?

A pawn, abandoned by the side of the road. A sacrifice or a metaphor?

A pawn, abandoned by the side of the road. A sacrifice or a metaphor?

I know, I know. Its an old gag, but you can only play what's put in front of you. I came across a spoon in the road. Is it all that's left of a weary travelers rest stop? A sample of a buried horde worming its way to the surface?

I know, I know. Its an old gag, but you can only play what's put in front of you. I came across a spoon in the road. Is it all that's left of a weary travelers rest stop? A sample of a buried horde worming its way to the surface?

A broken and abandoned eagle on some scrub ground. Was this the site of a battle? Has the ground been sold and is the previous owner's god being defiled?

A broken and abandoned eagle on some scrub ground. Was this the site of a battle? Has the ground been sold and is the previous owner's god being defiled?

If the supporting post has a gap then it must be decorative. So why is it so undecorated? Perhaps they took a leaf from Wren's work on Windsor Guildhall.

If the supporting post has a gap then it must be decorative. So why is it so undecorated? Perhaps they took a leaf from Wren's work on Windsor Guildhall.

Time travel archeology Was this shoe destined to lose its pair?  Was it named or cursed?

Time travel archeology Was this shoe destined to lose its pair? Was it named or cursed?

A beached pedalo. A foot propelled vehicle that can't move on land. Oh the irony, it burns.

A beached pedalo. A foot propelled vehicle that can't move on land. Oh the irony, it burns.

Scrawls and inscriptions like those of the Egyptian age. Is it part of a lost ABC of the landscape? B for Bricks? Was it unfinished, a word waiting to be written, or is it complete in its intent? Was it meant to B?

Scrawls and inscriptions like those of the Egyptian age. Is it part of a lost ABC of the landscape? B for Bricks? Was it unfinished, a word waiting to be written, or is it complete in its intent? Was it meant to B?

Somewhere there is a naked hand. Was it abandoned as someone tried to crawl across on their way to the other side? Is it a marker of global warming, discarded as the temperature rose?

Somewhere there is a naked hand. Was it abandoned as someone tried to crawl across on their way to the other side? Is it a marker of global warming, discarded as the temperature rose?


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Is this positioned to frame the moon at certain significant dates? Does it mock commercial norms with an absence of images? Is it an empty sign or a sign of emptiness?

Is this positioned to frame the moon at certain significant dates? Does it mock commercial norms with an absence of images? Is it an empty sign or a sign of emptiness?

Satellite photo of abandoned military compound taken from 1,700 metres up. Opps, sorry. Photo of abandoned cap ring taken from 1.700 metres up.

Satellite photo of abandoned military compound taken from 1,700 metres up. Opps, sorry. Photo of abandoned cap ring taken from 1.700 metres up.

Stones stacked carefully on a concrete pedestal. Are they in alignment with some other feature in the landscape? Do they mark a site of some religious significance? Is this an important boundary marker?

Stones stacked carefully on a concrete pedestal. Are they in alignment with some other feature in the landscape? Do they mark a site of some religious significance? Is this an important boundary marker?

A burnt umbrella. This close to the spring equinox could it be a ritual offering, a form of sympathetic magic, welcoming the sun and banishing rain?

A burnt umbrella. This close to the spring equinox could it be a ritual offering, a form of sympathetic magic, welcoming the sun and banishing rain?

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