After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York
scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and
came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone
network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed
in California, an archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet. Shortly
after, headlines in the LA Times newspaper read: "California
archaeologists have found traces of 200 year old copper wire and
have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced
high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the
One week later, The News Sentinel, a local newspaper in
Tennessee, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet
in his pasture near the Tennessee River, near Knoxville, TN., Bubba
Mitchell, a self-taught archaeologist and graduate of the
University of Tennessee, reported that he found absolutely nothing.
Bubba has therefore concluded that 300 Years ago, Tennessee had
already gone wireless."
Thank Goodness for Bubba.