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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 1389 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 233 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 212 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 206 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 169 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 131 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 126 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 154 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 150 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 124 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 129 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 125 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 110 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 108 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 96 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 91 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 102 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 67 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 70 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 144 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 64 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 112 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 69 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 100 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 116 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 146 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 63 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 136 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 130 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 108 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 107 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 111 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 108 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 144 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 114 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 104 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 65 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 65 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 04:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 66 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 68 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 57 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 67 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 73 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 69 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 67 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 70 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 64 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 66 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 76 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 80 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 92 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 80 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 65 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 122 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 65 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 47 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 43 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 61 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 78 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 74 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 95 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 89 Harry Wolf 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 85 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 67 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 50 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 45 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 44 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 57 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 47 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 52 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 77 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 36 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 34 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 42 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 33 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 49 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 35 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 38 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 44 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 43 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 43 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 61 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 44 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 38 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 34 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 28 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 50 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 119 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 28 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 42 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 40 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 55 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 43 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 62 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 38 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 50 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 32 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 55 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 34 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 44 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 38 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 33 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 87 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 46 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 53 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 39 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 124 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 66 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 76 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 36 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 68 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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