Zen and the Art of Archaeology

There is something wonderfully Zen about archaeology. One could argue that the magnitude of cultural remains proves there’s some permanence in this life, but that is not entirely true. Any study of the past shows the rise and fall of many kinds of people throughout time. There is change and no change. We uncover and study the hope of continuity, that nothing will change, but the only true continuity is the presence of humanity on this earth.