Most Significant Archaeological Find


Forum Staff
Jun 2009
land of Califia
Developed from Antiquarianism in the 19th century, the discipline of archaeology seeks to study human society through the recovery of that which has come before.

I am curious to find out what our vast and well-learned members may feel are some of the most significant and fascinating finds, either in our time, or in the existence of archaeology.

There is also no rule in this thread to keep anyone from speaking on paleontolgy or anthropolgy. Whichever discipline, whichever find. :)


Ad Honoris
Jan 2010
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"Lucy", the 3,5 million year old skeletal remains of an Australopithecus.
Pompeji, the Roman city that got buried under volcanic ash after the Vesuvius erupted in 78 or 79 ad.