All night I searched outside, until I collapsed from exhaustion.

When I awoke I started to feel more calm. What's the worst that can happen? This is a nice place to live. With signs of ancient technology. I could live here, learn their language, one day build a new time machine... Then in the morning sunlight I see them: faint tracks in the grass! The time machine was dragged toward that bronze block. Then the tracks disappear. The time machine must be inside that thing!

Should I try to force the bronze thing open? Or should I try to persuade the people to show me what might have happened? Or do something else?