I've thought about your question many times and have always laughed how easily any artefact can be wholly misinterpreted. There is simply no context for separating items into categories or uses. We have countless millions of machines, machine parts, and consumer goods and any one of them is subject to misinterpretation once everything around it has been degraded into oblivion. Throw in fundamental changes like a new science, change in religion, or a complete overhaul in how language works and odds are just about everything will be misinterpreted. Then if you don't perform scientific testing on the artefacts and go primarily by appearances it will be lucky to ever get one right.
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