A century from now all that remains of Earth is the detritus that humanity left behind. The races of a distant solar system have a penchant for objects left behind by extinct races. In Excavation: Earth you lead one of these races of alien explorers on their quest to excavate human remains and curate the ultimate art collection to exhibit across the Union of Free Races.
Excavation Earth is divided into 3 rounds each of which starts with players drafting a hand of multi-use cards that will then be used to perform actions. Players then take quick turns playing actions that allow them to move their explorers around the world map, excavate for artifacts, deploy traders to markets and influencers to affect prices and wheel and deal on the black market.
The artifacts you dig up can either be sold to the bazaars housed on one of the aliens' ships that landed on Earth or added to a collection that will be sold-off as a coherent art collection to museums back home. Excavation Earth ends after 3 rounds and the winner is the player that makes the most money during the game.