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I've been enjoying reading Underworld and related titles recently. In considering the origin and purpose of the Maltese cart ruts, it seems most interpret these as just that, cart ruts, or some sort of rail system.

I think that's a natural assumption based on their appearance. But Hancock points out in Underworld that these ruts were carved, not worn, into the stone.

So my question is, and maybe this has been published elsewhere, but has anyone within mainstream archeology given consideration to the idea that these ruts may be quarry marks? In other words, scars left in the bedrock from the act of quarrying stone to be used in monument construction?

Just a thought.

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Clapham Junction Malta 1496 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 294 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 252 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 262 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 228 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 152 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 152 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 178 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 165 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 155 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 160 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 148 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 125 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 144 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 130 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 126 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 130 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 95 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 90 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 203 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 86 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 127 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 81 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 131 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 145 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 188 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 87 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 166 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 169 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 124 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 138 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 142 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 136 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 190 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 155 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 120 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
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Re: Turkey Tracks 89 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
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Re: Turkey Tracks 90 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 90 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 92 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 94 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 100 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 103 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 91 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 76 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 104 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 93 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 144 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 126 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 83 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 183 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 104 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 76 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 61 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 96 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 113 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 86 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 146 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 99 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 129 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 97 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 75 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 82 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 77 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 83 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 68 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 77 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 107 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 64 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 61 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 69 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 61 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 83 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 59 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 54 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 56 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 65 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 74 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 113 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 85 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 49 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 48 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 64 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 94 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 176 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 57 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 68 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 73 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 85 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 67 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 99 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 56 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 71 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 57 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 90 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 58 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 69 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 48 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 56 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 145 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 62 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 80 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 76 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 98 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 95 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 58 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 118 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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