For my "communication technology", I chose to use my old cell phone.
It appears that I have come across an artifact from ancient times on my latest dig. I was doing fieldwork in Central Illinois, in the Champaign area, and as I was finishing up for the day something caught my eye. Upon excavating the device from the ground, I immediately brushed off all dirt and dust particles. I was left with this cumbersome, awkward device.
The computer technology within the machine is very archaic--this may be noted by the inefficient use of circuit space. There also appears to be a large viewing screen as well as a very large lens, which might signify a device known as the "camera" circa 2000-2010. We also find a QWERTY keyboard located on the device as well as a numerical keypad. All of these components combined are quite perplexing.
It seems that this device probably possessed a relative advantage to preceding technology. We can reasonably assume this due to the multitude of components that the device possesses. In addition to this, the observability or aesthetic of the machine seems to fit the fashion and design themes seen in different finds from that era. Given what we know, the device was probably used to capture some sort of movie or film, which could then be quickly distributed to RealTV. We know that people of the time had an infatuation with capturing bizarre events, and it appears that this device was created to expedite the process. The "camera" portion can capture a bear falling out of a tree, a mysterious object floating in the sky, or possibly a mysterious tree dwelling leprechaun fairly easily, which seems to suggest that the device was compatible with previous technology. Also, the keyboard layout for sending the videos to networks is consistent with other keyboard designs at the time; ergo, the technology possessed minimal complexity and was very compatible with earlier technology.