posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 09:01 AM
reply to post by RuneSpider
Maybe, on the finding of a cavern by river runners.
A lot of the area has steep cliffs and they are seldom if ever explored by tourists or the white water rafting companies.
So there could be something interesting in some of the caves higher up and they would require exploration by folks well versed in climbing.
Along these same lines, if there had been a cavern full of Egyptian artifacts found it wouldn't take long until a museum was working with the state
to properly explore it.
And not long after some or all of the cavern would be a tourist attraction.
As a small aside, just driving the highways here in N/W Arizona you'll see from the highway a lot of caverns and the like up high on the cliffs.
Some of them would take a modest, but steep hike to explore.
I would not be surprised if a curious person found evidence of use in these caverns.
Either by ancient peoples or the local indian population in the area.
Most times, people think you need to go deep into the desert to find interesting things to explore, but some of the most interesting stuff we've
found is within view of major highways.
And by that I mean you can either see the highway from the site, or climb a small rise and view the highway.
(Edited for clarification)
[edit on 17-6-2008 by Desert Dawg]