2023’s The Surviving Sky is the first volume in Kritika H. Rao’s science fantasy Rages series.
Ahilya may be her world’s first archaeologist. As such, she faces many challenges. She has to invent the field from scratch. The Architects who run society see no particular need for anyone to double-check the official histories and are disinclined to provide outsiders with assistance in such an endeavor. Finally, living as she does in a flying city far above the often-violent surface of her world, gaining access to archaeological sites, if such survive the frequent natural calamities, is nearly impossible.
At least she has her disintegrating marriage to Iravan to distract her.