What if some enormously destructive event were to happen today, one that brought the end of civilisation, the destruction of the built environment, and began a period of instability that eroded or transformed the remaining evidence of modern man?
Could the overwhelming evidence of a mere one to five housand years even of history be so erased that subsequent stratiographic deposits would in the future indicate a mere continuation of prehistoric man with perhaps a few queer anomolies?
Just how reliable is the stratiographic record upon which our history is based? Our digging is limited to those few spots of intersting things or when convienient holes unearth something. could a thousand or more years of history be missing from those tiny specks of our stratiographic record which we have uncovered?
Edited by Considered_Ignorance, 16 November 2013 - 03:10 AM.