Looking for a book about a young woman abandoned (possibly by accident) on a planet thought to be lacking sentient life; this story also had a distinct archaeological theme. Therefore, there may have been significant ruins, and the planet may not have been as lacking in sentient life as was first thought.
I recall finding this standard sized paperback in an old library's sci-fi and fantasy carousel, I didn't happen to have a card for that region, and that library was not on the intra-library system either. I took a note of the title, but have since lost it. I no longer live in that region, either.
I seem to have recollected that the book cover had a building on it (of tan colored stone?), and a young woman or girl as well (in blue, maybe?) depicted. I think she was part of an archaeological expedition or something related.