The Onion Knows the Archaeological Worldview

Archaeologists have an extremely strange worldview. We never simply see what’s going on around us right now: we keep thinking about what a place would have looked like hundreds of years ago, or what it will look like in the far future. The Onion has a great piece on-line about just that: “Crime Scene Investigators Find Arrowhead”.

“Their bodies showed signs of blunt force trauma to the head, as well as several postmortem stab wounds, although no indications of sexual abuse were present. A steel pipe bearing human blood and tissue matter was found at the scene but did not appear to be related to the arrowhead.

“We just couldn’t believe what we were seeing,” said Lt. Derek LaScolla, the lead detective on the case. “As a police officer, you like to think you’re prepared for anything, but an arrowhead all the way out here is an extremely rare find.”

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