When you embark on an underground archaeological excavation in the thick of a deep freeze, there’s no telling what surprising artifacts you may discover. Even if the dig takes place indoors; and even if you previously believed to comprehend the significance of objects and felt close to the persons who amassed the artifacts, there is always a chance that you will continue, for some time, to stumble upon and seek to slowly unravel an even more mysterious past.
For the record…
Skipping ahead, past some objects which might better be described as tchotckes, we continue towards the end of the alphabet, arriving finally at:
Exhibit S: Surprisingly Sharp Scissors.
This particularly pointy artifact is such a marvel of metalwork, that it has a tendency to distract some observers with its precision and elegance… thereby leading to potentially reckless behavior and risky results – including, finally, an annoying detour, while braving tundra-like conditions, to a filled-to-capacity emergency clinic.
Voila. I give you Exhibit Z: End of the Dig. (For now)