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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 1564 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 325 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 273 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 300 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 258 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 177 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 181 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 193 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 188 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 179 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 180 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 175 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 145 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 171 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 152 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 156 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 154 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 115 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 112 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 235 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 113 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 149 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 94 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 158 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 168 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 213 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 113 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 188 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 195 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 153 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 166 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 165 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 157 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 221 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 177 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 145 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
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Re: Turkey Tracks 109 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
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Re: Turkey Tracks 112 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 113 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 118 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 114 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 122 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 125 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 114 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 101 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 138 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 111 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 172 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 159 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 94 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 215 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 133 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 102 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 83 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 112 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 139 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 99 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 178 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 113 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 158 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 122 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 97 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 106 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 98 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 107 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 91 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 102 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 121 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 89 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 83 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 96 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 79 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 111 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 86 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 83 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 77 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 91 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 99 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 157 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 112 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 62 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 70 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 82 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 114 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 196 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 85 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 87 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 101 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 105 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 90 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 134 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 76 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 104 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 78 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 112 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 82 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 91 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 76 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 79 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 190 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 95 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 106 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 96 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 219 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 127 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 116 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 79 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 138 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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