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What do you want to leave for future archaeologists

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posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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What about our own burials, if you go for burial what do you want to have with you to confuse the Archaeologists?

If you are cremated well that solves that problem or if you go for exposure or being boiled down into glue that solves that one too or if you are young enough you might make it to an age were everything gets recycled and you get thrown in a tank (an idea I'm in favor of by the way)

I haven't decided yet. I've been involved with the discovery and opening of around 20 tombs/graves.

So what bizarre ideas do you assembled masses have?

So what would I want a future archaeologists to find?

I thought about have a plastic cube with a message embedded inside, placed in the old worm home maybe something with a pity saying, a stock quote, a curse on those from for my very short list of enemies and some basic data about moi.

On alterative days I think more of packing my burial with stuff from other times. Arrow and spear heads from different times and traditions, shards from various other civilizations, coins from various places, the odd fossilized bone and maybe a coke bottle. Cause some confusion.

Alternate alternate idea: Try to make them think I was a time traveler by a unique collection of materials and hope they don't do a strontium test on my bones.




posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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i would have another animal hanging from my mouth that was big enough to get into my mouth but not to swallow. That way I look like the classic pictures of the fish eating another fish with the same result. Maybe even throw in some beach sand for good measure. but i will definatly be cremated so that in the event of a zombie plague- I wont have to get out of bed.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 05:59 PM
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I would leave a video. I would leave a video for all to see what and who we were. I'll make the positive video and someone else could make the negative video... so that the entire truth is there. But my video would show humans as loving, kind, and caring; and how well we all operate in harmony. I would want visitors to see the good in humans and how billions of us can get along. I would want others to see how we care for each other and how we all help each other in many forms. I would want visitors coming here to see how we held each other, as little babies and as adults; and how we hug and kiss one another. I would want visitors here to see how we hold hands and how this makes us all feel loved and welcome among each other. I would want visiitors coming here to see how we try and protect each other from harm, how we smile and wave hello to each other; and how we thank each other for the things they do for us and each other that makes people happy. I would want visitors coming here to see that most of us believed in them... and had hoped they were friendly and coming in peace... like most of us want. As the video ends, I would like the visitors to see me smiling, holding hands with those around me, and waving goodbye with a small caption on the bottom that said: "If it was I who came upon your planet... I would come in peace.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:17 PM
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A little random here, I would want a smoke grenade rigged to go off when they open the coffin. For a dramatic effect of course.

Then have an Ipod rigged to some speakers play a random dramatic theme from a movie.
Edit: Pressed enter button too soon before post was finished.

Have a flintlock pistol at my side and a bronze age sword.
I wanna be buried in a metal coffin by the way.

[edit on 29-8-2008 by spec_ops_wannabe]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:23 PM
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I'd like to leave a pair of three week worn Y-Fronts, a pair of crusty socks, a jar full of toe nail clippings and a big splodge of snot
Now that's a dynasty.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:25 PM
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Well I know my scat will reveal alot of cold beefaroni. Only because I'm so lame. As long as I can still function with the can opener I will remain alive.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:26 PM
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I would leave a sign that says: Please reanimate me if you have the technology; if not quit wasting my time and shut the coffin lid... I'm chilled to the bone!



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:30 PM
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I would leave them lots of porn!

Everybody likes porn, no matter how ancient.

Unless future humans are anrodygnous/asexual because of some mutation caused by neccessity.... I guess then they would just get confused.

I doubt it, though!



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:49 PM
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I would leave a long message consisting of complex designs, which would actually mean absolutely nothing, but it would puzzle archaeologists for centuries. I think that would be kinda funny.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 08:40 PM
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Excellent gentlemen (and ladies if any replied)

Schmidt - The best idea so far. Get some on the 5,000 year in future ATS thinking they have the book of truth and slaging the "mainstream" for sayings its just trash. Awesome

Dunwich - Technology would probably not be able to do this one but a good thought

Orion52 - Edgy, good but a little whimpy with the pleading

JPM1602 - Get a wife with a slow cooker

Paul 76 - Sadly those things won't last but the idea is headed in the right direction

Spec-Op - Evil! But great. The problem would be to find a system that would last that long and not degrade. It would need to be simple and not use chemicals that would degrade over long periods of time

Lunar - Too new age, and unfortunately the technology to run a video will probably not exist and the medium on which it is made will have decayed.

Subversive - Sick but in a cute way

Keep them coming. Remember they will have to survive for thousands of years in a coffin. It will need to be something that will survive that period of time and doesn't require technology at the other end to function - hard to know what technology level they will be at then.

[edit on 29/8/08 by Hanslune]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:15 PM
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Get a wife with a slow cooker....hahahahaha....you just hurt something in my side...a stillers fan...why I oughta'....



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:21 PM
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I would leave some photoshopped images of aliens and UFOs. Maybe a chart of where they came from and a doomsday scenario. I would also include instructions on how to create computers and the internet. That way they could all discuss these ridiculous topics until they de-evolve into overweight pale freaks that never go outside.


I guess I just need to figure out how to keep these things preserved first.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:39 PM
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Hey JPM (from a once long time bachelor) learn how to cook, it impresses the girls and saves a lot of money

Stiller, did he use that line somewhere? I just came back from seeing his odd movie, Tropic Thunder.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:43 PM
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Ah Silver you are thinking right the problem is how to get those things to survive. Present day paper won't last 50 years, to much acid in it. You might try writing the stuff on plastic but you then face the problem of will the future people be able to read it? That means multiple languages and hoping one of them survives. I'd suggest writing in ceramic and baking it, slow but it will survive a long time - etching in glass might work too.

Micro etching on diamond would be a way to go to, that would last until subduction.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:55 PM
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Lol Hans...thing is I know how to cook...quite well actually. Just have one little tiny problem my legs don't want to go along with what my mind tells them.
Ya he had that racy starred stillers emblem all over him. If I was from Youngstown I just might....do bad things.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by jpm1602
Lol Hans...thing is I know how to cook...quite well actually. Just have one little tiny problem my legs don't want to go along with what my mind tells them.
Ya he had that racy starred stillers emblem all over him. If I was from Youngstown I just might....do bad things.


As in Youngstown, Ohio? I live about 10 miles east of there! Over in PA!



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 10:00 PM
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I hope you know I'm joshing with you smitty. My Mother was from Vestaburg my father from Brownsville. Nothing like hearing the fog horns on the Monangahella at night.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 10:09 PM
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Yeah, I know. But I've never seen a Youngstown reference anywhere, despite being kinda large, its not nationally known by most. It just brings a sense of homeliness to me, its so close.

But yeah, go Steelers!!!! And penguins!



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 10:11 PM
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Pennsylvania is about the prettiest most diversified country I've ever had the courtesy to encounter. And eveything is either up the hill, or down the hill. And I like how they say warsh...and stillers. Youngstown is not recognized in Ohio as our saviest city. I am born raised Cleveland.

[edit on 8/29/2008 by jpm1602]

[edit on 8/29/2008 by jpm1602]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 10:20 PM
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Okay guys enought on this Pennsylvania love fest. Back on subject....You guys know that Penn state doesn't actually exist, its all a conspiracy. People who claim to be from Penn actually live in Nebraska. a rather nasty part of Nebraska where all you have to eat is chicken hemorroids and two day old hominy in teriyaki sauce.



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