A PIECE OF THE PAST

TRACES OF THE PAST

America doesn’t have much of a traceable past. Not only are we a rather recent addition to the list of nations, but long ago remnants exist only if they were built of stone.

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Who know how many civilizations came and went on Earth without leaving traces because they built their cities from wood or adobe?

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Old means very different things here and there.

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Now we build cities and steel towers. We’ve created piles of rubbish that will never decay.

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A thousand years from now, archaeologists may believe we worshiped aluminum cans or plastic bottles. Because that’s what they will find.



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17 replies

  1. Oh dear! Sadly has the ring of truth 😦

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  2. The idea that plastic bottles will remain after us for a thousand years horrifies me. Thank you for a most wonderful entry, Marilyn.

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  3. Very nice pictures. I think an alien would probably view McDonalds like a popular religion. We trade value for pieces of the body of the Patron Saint of express food. Many more surely were served here than in the oldest religions.

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  4. you don’t worship aluminum cans?

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  5. I had the same problem trying to work out a post about the traces of the past in Australia. Your conclusion is sadly accurate.

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  6. Not only America, we are all submerging in waste. If you dig deep enough in Europe you might find an old Roman Vila. In a few hundred years you can dig deep enough in the States and find a MacDonalds, but it will all be buried eventually.

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  7. Kind of sad to remembered for our plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Think all the ancient pottery and beautiful stone carvings left by other cultures.
    Leslie

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