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I read this book a long time ago and have been trying find it again. For the life of me I cannot remember the title. It involves a future generation of humans unearthing the ruins of our current/modern civilization. I remember a section where a football field is discovered and they interpret it as a form of sun worship which involved people being sacrificed on the goal posts.

  • Could it be one of the works reviewed in this article? – user14111 Jan 28 '15 at 8:21
  • Could be this but these are aliens and not humans scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/1626/… – Bigben59 Jan 28 '15 at 10:44
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    I'll avoid linking to the TV Tropes "Future Imperfect" entry, namely because I read through and there's no mention of football. On a side note, search for "football and sun worship" on Google and you'll find a number of people hold that belief today. – FuzzyBoots Jan 28 '15 at 11:49
  • Could it have been Motel of the Mysteries written by David Macaulay? It's an old book (published 1979) depicting a 41st century archaeologist unearthing a motel from 1985. – RobertF Jan 28 '15 at 12:49
  • Could this be one of the "Nacirema" joke papers? (See Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacirema) There was a collection of them published in 1975 called The Nacirema: Readings on American Culture that might be the collection of which you're thinking. – Otis Mar 12 '15 at 20:34
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Perhaps this book: "Motel of Mysteries" http://www.amazon.com/Motel-Mysteries-David-Macaulay/dp/0395284252

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    Please add an explanation why you think this is the answer. – Null May 5 '15 at 14:59

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