Digging up the past

I’m watching the final, brilliant episode of Britain’s Ancient Capital. It reminded me of a blog I wrote about a modern day archaeologist’s find.

Norq From Ork

Orkney hosts many ancient sites that show us how our ancestors lived hundreds and even thousands of years ago.  There’s Skara Brae, the ancient stone houses believed to be around 5000 years old, Maeshowe complete with its Viking graffiti, Ring O’ Brodgar the ancient standing stones and many more sites. Archaeology is a big deal up here and Orkney has hosted many digs. It made me wonder what archaeologists will make of our households in a few hundred years when they dig up our Norq from Ork HQ. I’ve listed a few likely discoveries for the archaeology enthusiast.

  • Sheds/garages/outhouses.  Closer inspection of them will show an assortment of disused bikes, washing machines, plastic tubs full of nails, screws, bits of cable, more plastic tubs, and boxes full of odds and ends that ‘may come in useful one day’ but in actual fact will never see daylight again.Why?  Because when we come to need the…

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