Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Racho Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> that the markings on the cave walls/ceilings are
> remarkably similar to those demonstrated to have
> resulted from modern boring machines in the vid?
>
> Take a hardened chisel one day and find a
> rock...try to recreate. It won't happen.
>
> I've read many of your posts over the years and am
> surprised that there aren't a few questions raised
> after viewing this stuff. It's not as if they are
> removing large quantities of rock by way of
> explosives - as evidenced by the temples in India.
> chipping this away is your final answer then?

Hi Racho

Dropping in to suggest that you ought take care not to compare apples with bannana's. One may require a special tool to peel comfortably, the other may not.

There is enough in the OP vid Peru & Bolivia part to justify that significantly more advanced or specialised technology or tools or methods were used than chisels (especially bronze age). As you know from watching heaps of vids, found all over the world.

However, Longou caves (I think aptly named) are sandstone. Take your own advice find some fresh quarried sample and chisel it. Different critter altogether than hard igneous sone (granite etc).

The entrance is very rough and natural not like a machine made it. Look again from that perspective? I suggest it is possible they were water worn caves in sandstone which were renovated squared carved extensively by man. If steel was involved then it is realtively easy, say , compared to gold rush miners in the mid 19th century digging mines in wilderness with small picks and shovels in solid granite and quartz to find veins and some of those go for miles. No machines used.


Cheers

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 2749 Racho 02-Apr-17 18:38
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 719 Fsbirdhouse 02-Apr-17 20:05
Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 651 Racho 04-Apr-17 14:02
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 643 Fsbirdhouse 04-Apr-17 14:51
If on purpose... 253 Racho 14-Apr-17 05:01
Re: If on purpose... 283 Origyptian 14-Apr-17 05:32
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 550 Origyptian 07-Apr-17 13:28
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 517 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 22:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 329 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 16:59
Re: B 4 : ) 513 Thunderbird 05-Apr-17 05:22
Re: B 4 : ) 465 Warwick 07-Apr-17 17:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 527 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 01:30
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 659 Warwick 07-Apr-17 18:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 720 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-17 10:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 408 Warwick 08-Apr-17 17:57
if I carried out a test... 519 Racho 09-Apr-17 02:15
Re: if I carried out a test... 468 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 08:44
I did check it out :) 359 Racho 25-Apr-17 05:59
Re: I did check it out :) 258 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 14:22
Don't even need to stop to think on this... 265 Racho 25-Apr-17 15:37
Re: Don't even need to stop to think on this... 322 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 17:20
I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 264 Racho 25-Apr-17 18:07
Re: I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 332 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 19:49
Would you agree... 294 Racho 25-Apr-17 20:29
Re: Would you agree... 341 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 21:07
Re: Would you agree... 310 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 22:54
...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 221 Racho 15-Oct-17 05:46
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 169 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 14:26
precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 227 Racho 15-Oct-17 16:49
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 206 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:20
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 220 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:35
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 209 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 03:27
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 214 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 07:58
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 193 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 09:19
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 444 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 11:03
Re: Would you agree... 502 Corpuscles 25-Apr-17 23:56
Re: if I carried out a test... 339 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:39
Re: if I carried out a test... 392 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 22:34
Re: if I carried out a test... 297 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 23:20
could not have been 353 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:34
Re: could not have been 349 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:18
Re: could not have been 375 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:29
Re: could not have been 368 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 17:59
Re: could not have been 293 Warwick 10-Apr-17 18:48
Re: could not have been 289 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:18
Re: could not have been 319 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:34
Re: could not have been 347 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:55
Re: could not have been 297 Warwick 11-Apr-17 17:29
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 309 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:13
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 414 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 350 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:56
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 321 Warwick 09-Apr-17 17:21
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 374 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:00
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 327 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 319 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:22
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 359 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 320 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:02
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 386 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:41
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 312 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 18:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 332 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 326 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:17
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 332 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:48
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 452 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 20:33
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 304 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 413 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 418 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 23:24
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 346 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 04:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 343 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 08:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 330 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:16
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 314 Thanos5150 10-Apr-17 15:25
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 303 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 366 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 322 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 318 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:54
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 324 Warwick 10-Apr-17 16:01
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 369 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:23
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 330 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 327 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:11
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 320 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:23
I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 466 Racho 08-Apr-17 16:54
Re: I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 471 Warwick 08-Apr-17 18:23
Oranges and apples... 394 Racho 09-Apr-17 00:39
Re: Oranges and apples... 351 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:59
Re: In plain sight 379 Thunderbird 10-Apr-17 19:53
It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 360 Racho 14-Apr-17 06:53
Re: It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 405 Thunderbird 15-Apr-17 01:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 351 Archae Solenhofen 09-Apr-17 16:47
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 335 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:52
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 336 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 343 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 322 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:09
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 389 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 403 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:59
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 330 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 328 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 303 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:46
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 377 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 18:45
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 338 Eddie Larry 10-Apr-17 18:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 336 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 18:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 351 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:18
unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 305 Racho 11-Apr-17 06:22
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 422 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 09:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 233 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:32
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 366 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:38
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 223 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:11
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 326 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 14:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 321 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 303 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 309 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 15:53
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 363 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:55
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 370 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 16:35
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 192 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 16:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 205 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:54
once the mistake... 302 Racho 12-Apr-17 00:03
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 398 Thunderbird 12-Apr-17 04:20
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 251 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 13:14
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 367 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 17:31
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 310 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:17
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 303 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:26
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 370 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 285 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 14:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 299 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 18:41
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 325 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 252 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 18:48
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 328 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:00
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 253 Warwick 11-Apr-17 19:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 327 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:59
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 246 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 307 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:34
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 335 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 243 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 304 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 232 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:24
science and technology...where minds come to meet 268 Racho 11-Apr-17 20:46
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 268 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 21:19
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 522 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 15:01
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 312 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:52
43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 319 Racho 12-Apr-17 20:20
Re: 43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 392 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 21:34
and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 431 Racho 12-Apr-17 22:54
Re: and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 333 Warwick 13-Apr-17 17:15
taking sides...I suppose so but 333 Racho 14-Apr-17 04:18
beating the dead horse... 439 Racho 20-Apr-17 06:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 499 Notinham 11-Apr-17 01:43


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.