I'd like to ask if you'd be able to identify a story I read years in high school. I think it was around 1987 when I read an interesting science fiction story in a multistory novel. The novel was fairly old from it's appearance and might have been 10-20 years earlier than the time of reading thus making it's original publication date possibly prior to 1977. The story was about a group of aliens of all different kinds visiting a dead world that had(past tense) a thriving civilization and they were discussing what had happened to the world. I think they were an archeological group and were incredulous as to how fast the human species had progressed technologically. I think their different species were talking about how they took hundred of thousands of years to develop different inventions that the human species did in hundreds of years. I think it led to them questioning the progress of their own species and wondering if that was going to happen to their civilizations. I hope the information provided helps to identify the story.