Most Significant Archaeological Find

okamido

Forum Staff
Jun 2009
29,885
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. :)
 

Zeno

Ad Honoris
Jan 2010
13,691
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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.
 

Gile na Gile

Ad Honorem
May 2008
4,466
Fireland
This century I can't think of a bigger find than the sites of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro in the 1920's.
 

Satuf

Ad Honorem
Nov 2009
3,471
Nebraska
Lucy, the mother Lucy, no doubt at all! There's nothing nicer than knowing your origins.