Unnatural History

Consider that the fossil record humans leave behind will necessarily include those fossilized things from human prehistory which were excavated and preserved for scientific study. Fossils of species extinct for millions of years during the human time span will exist in the same strata as the remnants of a technologically advanced human society. Should our written history dissolve over the course of geological time, paleontologists of the future will be left to untangle the physical record of humanity in whatever disintegrated state it might exist in the final days of such an advanced society. Considering what humans might leave behind allows us to consider the subjectivity of interpretation and the ways in which appearance can be deceiving.