posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 11:21 PM
The skulls and bones look fairly normal to me, and as for people huddling there for safety... the dating for the skeletons seems to differ. At least
for the idea of a threat faced to all of them. They are separated by a few years.
As for this causing great discord, sort of doubt it. Hanslune pointed out it's on the earlier end of the time frame for human settlement. So, still
need more evidence to make a solid statement. it's good circumstantial evidence to the probability, but that's about as far as you can really go.
Now, maybe some old fellow, or some intern working somewhere, will realize some evidence filled away on a shelf somewhere they remember seeing...
Dig it up, dust it off, and bring it to somebody, or wright a paper or something.
That'd be cool, or maybe they'll start digging some more, with a better idea of what they want to be looking for.
As for time frame, cave diving by itself is dangerous. it's easy to get lost or disoriented, and being under water in a cave doesn't give you much
freedom to panic.
So, even by normal standards this will probably be a slow excavation.
Kick up some sediment on the bottom, and you have a cloud that can stay in place for hours, blocking vision. And with both the artifacts and remains
in the caves, and the danger of such a event, you can bet they'll spend as little time in the room as they can, and move as slowly as possible.
Spending little time in the room would decrease the possibility of a accidental stirring of sediment, and short times in the cave will keep the air
fresher in case vision does get lost.