The Testimony of Hands


2009.13.2, from top

2009.13.2, cast iron tool
Modern Industrial Society
Found in collections
Photograph by B. Bernard

What do you think this is?

If you are reading this via the Internet, it is part of your society—modern industrial society—and possibly less than 100 years old. If you are having trouble identifying it, consider the challenge of studying a totally different culture that ended hundreds or even thousands of years ago! As a profession, archaeology involves a lot of patience and hard work, so is not for those seeking quick gratification.

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