The concept of Industrial Age Fossils came about as I tried to envision Archeologists 2000 or more years from now rummaging through dirt and uncovering things left over from the Industrial age of the 19th and 20th Century.
What is this piece of steel?
What was it used for?
How was it used?
Why did they burn coal or diesel?
Why did they use so many harmful chemicals in their society?
As citizens of the early 21st century - we look at many of these objects with a casual understanding - perhaps not unlike Egyptians 2500 years ago. 21st Century man is still trying to figure out how the people and cultures of the past were able to build such magnificent monuments. Most likely these societies, like our own, took these things for granted, not knowing how they would fascinate a world many, many, many years later.
These objects that I have found, range from items that are fully restored museum pieces, to living items showing us how our near past occurred, to others are derelict and are being lost to time. Each time I set-up my camera to record an image... I think what would an archeologist in the 40th century think?