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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 1624 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 356 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 292 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 334 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 288 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 202 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 200 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 207 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 203 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 195 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 199 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 195 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 160 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 191 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 171 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 177 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 176 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 135 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 128 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 261 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 123 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 163 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 100 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 182 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 188 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 236 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 128 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 208 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 213 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 169 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 186 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 189 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 172 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 245 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 207 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 155 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 127 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
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Re: Turkey Tracks 127 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 133 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 130 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 130 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 132 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 127 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 134 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 143 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 133 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 110 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 161 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 121 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 195 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 185 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 102 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 242 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 161 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 121 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 101 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 130 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 159 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 107 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 204 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 122 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 190 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 143 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 117 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 123 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 112 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 129 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 109 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 119 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 144 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 101 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 97 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 108 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 97 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 127 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 100 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 98 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 86 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 112 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 117 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 188 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 129 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 67 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 81 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 99 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 133 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 230 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 100 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 96 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 116 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 126 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 107 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 182 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 90 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 122 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 93 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 132 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 98 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 108 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 88 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 93 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 269 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 113 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 122 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 112 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 273 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 143 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 132 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 93 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 168 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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