>...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
I, too, thought of that as we looked through all those photos. Even if the cart had a front axle with a steering mechanism, then when negotiating a curve, the rear wheels would attempt to cut into the radius of the front wheel curve. On the other hand, if all the wheels were caught in deep grooves, the cart motion would lock-up part way through the turn. It might be possible for a wheeled cart to make such uniform tracks on a curve if both axles had steering mechanisms with the rear axle perfectly compensating for the turn radius of the front axle. But I just don't think that's a plausible explanation of those tracks.
> The ruts are artificial, but it seems highly
> unlikely they were powered by animals or people.
> Maybe sails? lol. I dunno.
No matter how you slice it, the tracks simply do not conform to the logic of a wheeled cart. And that doesn't even consider how the "vehicle" was powered, especially if it was heavy enough to cause that kind of uniform deep rutting. Besides, what are the chances the any cart would follow exactly the same path each time? It's virtually impossible that those tracks were made into solid rock by passing over the exact same path and knocking off a few molecules of stone with each passing. In the very least, if these troughs were caused by a wheeled vehicle, then you'd see a wide, shallow trough that eventually narrows as it deepens toward the enter of the trough with further wear, but that's not what we see.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08-Nov-17 22:55 by Origyptian.