The announcement, which was made earlier this week, was a part of a 4-month underwater study that even surprised the team leaders.
"Our funding dried up a couple of months ago, so we’ve been relying on graduate students to find artifact for us. Well, one particularly bright student Aethan Caramon used Google Earth to find this amazing discovery. We’ve made 3 dives now, and can no confirm there is something down there.”
“It’s over 100 meters long and about 25 meters wide,” continued Dr. Starnes. “And it was a complete accident that Aethan discovered it. He has the contrast turned all the way up on his computer monitor which revealed the petroglyph.”
The immediate area around the petroglyph is closed to the public, however the rest of the lake remainsopen to visitors. Officials are asking that people stay away from the researchers and avoid making large wakes with their power boats.