Archaeological Technology

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists
found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the
conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than
100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, a California archaeologist dug to a
depth of 20 feet and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read:
“California archaeologists’ discovery of 200 year old copper wire, have
concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech
communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers.”

One week later a local newspaper in Texas reported the following: “After
digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Kerrville, TX., Bubba, a
self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing.
Bubba has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Texas had already gone

Thanks, Gene