FUN FRIDAY: Sword of Wonder

I know this is one that Jake Buckler, the blog’s resident Norse warrior, will be all over. Apparently archaeologists in Scotland have found a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in remarkably good condition. It seems they were building a soccer field and in the process of digging, came up with a treasure trove of ancient stuff, including this sword and a gold-decorated spearhead. Best of all, the find (which was in remarkably good condition) was part of a settlement that could be as old as 6,000 years old. Gizmodo has a whole story on the find, including this video:

It sort of makes you think… what will be there for people to find in 3,000 years? Certainly a lot of the things we have that are made of plastic could survive that long as long as they’re buried. (Plastic degrades much more quickly in sunlight.) Not to mention a lot of stuff made of metal. Will people treasure our old rims and trash cans 3,000 years from now? More interestingly, what will they be building when they find our old stuff?

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