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Origyptian Wrote:

> I'm skeptical about their hypothesis. How likely
> is it that the towing animal would be so precise
> to follow exactly the same path and not deviate
> more on the road. It's hard to believe that such a
> cart wouldn't leave tracks are much broader over
> the years of wear and tear along the road. Note
> the absence of any trough between the track
> marks that would indicate wear created by the
> animal that towed the cart. At least in some cases
> we would expect to see an animal trough that's
> deeper than the "wheel tracks" since the animal
> hoof could impose a larger psi.

Agreed.
It's not as if the route is constrained as in a roadway/street with buildings or walls or vegetation either side forcing route repetition. Not the shortest route between two points either, often referred to as a "Desire Path".

[en.wikipedia.org]

Wheeled cart ruts in stone require considerable constrained traffic flow over the exact same spot in order to even begin to establish a rut.
The "signature" is of a single or at least very few passes in soft material, which would explain the turnouts and crossovers. Problem being, it's not soft material..
So how does soft material get to be hard material and how long does that take?
As you say no hoof marks or indents, draft animals, usually being hoofed leave deep marks in soft stuff.
To me, they look more like drag marks in soft stuff rather than wheel ruts???

Clapham Junction in Malta is a small area where the top soil has been removed, the ruts appear to continue on into the surrounding areas. The rut field in Turkey, is as I understand it far more exposed and extensive.





Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 18-Oct-17 19:16 by Jon Ellison.

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Clapham Junction Malta 2028 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 565 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 426 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 592 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 449 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 378 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 348 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 353 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 351 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 308 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 332 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 333 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 295 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 336 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 317 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 327 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 319 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 272 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 260 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 377 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 232 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 284 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 244 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 342 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 342 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 441 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 235 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 338 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
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Re: Turkey Tracks 286 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 253 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 409 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
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The Diolkos 253 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 301 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 232 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
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