In the future, human beings may (will) disappear from the face of the earth and cease to exist in the universe.
“Aliens” may visit earth and see the bones and ruins and surmise in an act of archeology what kind of being created these things. They will see the books and writings (words) but not understand them. For they have no access to the concepts (mind-objects) that no longer exist. What is left are only things and words (as things).
There are no concepts lying around to be found like cultural artefacts. For that is the case. That is the only reality.