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On an initial observation this appears to be the case.
However, the carts about which Darwin wrote during his visit to the Azores had a separate turning mechanism underneath the tray and not a fixed axle, which allowed for easier cornering.

As well, a pair of bullocks would tread the same path as the cart and being heavier, the cart would obliterate these hoofprints with its wheels.

Even if not a fixed axle, the large diameter, small width wheels of the carts could not make deep ruts in mud like the ruts we are seeing in stone. The upper part of the ruts should widen during sharper turns, because of the large diameter wheels, but they don't. For this same reason, the ruts in stone would break cart wheels when they hit a turn that wasn't extremely gradual.
This happens when the rut is deep enough that, if you measured along the edge of the rut from the front of the wheel to the back, you get more than 4 or 5 inches. If you have 12 inches of rut with wheel down in it, if that rut turns sharply it will break the wheel.

Everything I've read indicated these carts were single-animal pulls, but even if there were a pair of animals pulling and the cart wheels went directly through the animal tracks, the wheels aren't wide enough to obliterate the animal tracks. Cart/wagon wheels are a few inches wide at most. A typical four-legged beast of burden has hooves wider than that, and a stance much wider.

The ruts are artificial, but it seems highly unlikely they were powered by animals or people. Maybe sails? lol. I dunno.

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Clapham Junction Malta 1819 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 461 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 358 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 433 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 362 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 284 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 263 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 281 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 271 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 250 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 261 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 256 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 217 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 263 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 233 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 241 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 254 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 198 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 189 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 319 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 179 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 224 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 162 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 248 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 268 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 318 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
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Turkey Tracks 265 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 180 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 300 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
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The Diolkos 176 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 180 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 211 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 181 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
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