A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RELIC

Tue, 21 Nov '23
Archaeologist's find
Fri, 28 Apr '23
This old thing?
Thu, 15 Sep '22
The Shroud of Turin, e.g.
Thu, 28 Jul '22
One of many in Indiana Jones's possession
Tue, 19 Jul '22
Archaeologist's find
Thu, 23 Jun '22
The Ark of the Covenant, e.g.
Mon, 28 Feb '22
Archaeologist's find
Mon, 6 Dec '21
Ancient artifact
Fri, 5 Mar '21
Dinosaur