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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 2035 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 574 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 430 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 604 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 455 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 385 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 355 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 360 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 359 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 313 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 339 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 341 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 301 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 345 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 321 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 333 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 329 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 277 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 265 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 386 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 240 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 290 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 253 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 347 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
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