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rowanthepreacher
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2011, 09:53:25 PM »

On natural ground, a body will leave no skeletal remains after about 20 years. Given that most people would die in buildings or at the very least, on city streets, I think that we would still see bone fragments littering the place. Full skeletons would probably be rare, and only found in relatively sealed areas.
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2011, 08:51:27 PM »

Well, I would assume that the world post-fall would be "serially looted".   That is - the easy stuff gets grabbed first.
So if PC(s) manage to unearth something inaccessible then there could be unlooted bodies.   Rowan is right these - anything >5 years old will be bones, barring some preservation/mummification process (this can happen naturally ... it it's very dry and/or cold).   

As for locations having "bones" around - it's probably location specific.  If the area is some bomb / chemo shelter where the entrance collapsed or the air failed, it will be nothing but bodies in random locations.  Ditto battlefields (although these will be picked clean of most anything useful unless there are extenuation circumstances).   Places where people live however - I think we can assume that some current or previous occupant took  the time to at least sweep the bones clear if they didn't get a decent burial or whatever.

Some places might be left (relatively) undisturbed for reasons other than accessibility - i..e, real or perceived hazards (animal, human, environmental, etc.) or social taboos etc.
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