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Tsurugi Wrote:
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> Jon Ellison Wrote:
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> > No.....
> >
> > Dino Trax.
> >
> > But Trux Trax.
> >
> > Fossilised.
>
> I agree with you on the way the tracks were
> "fossilized"....just like animal tracks are
> fossilized.
>
> It's another thing that makes them strange,
> however. The vast majority of them are in
> limestone sediment. Malta is a relatively recent
> geological uplift(it's still tilting actually,
> that's why one side of the island ramps gradually
> down into the sea while the other side is a cliff
> coming straight up out of the water) so it is
> possible there were humans around to make tracks
> through the soft sediment atop a recently revealed
> Maltese archipelago.

True and many of the tracks lead down to the sea and continue on under the sea.
That all depends on the geology, the time it takes for a fossil to form and how long 'humans' have been around.
Or not human??




> But Turkey is another matter entirely. It has been
> so long since Turkey was underwater, I think it's
> much more likely that the sediment deposits those
> tracks were made in were dropped there by immense
> tidal waves. Someone came along and held a rally
> race(or whatever they were doing) in the fresh
> mud, only to be obliterated by another tidal wave.
>
> This second wave would actually have been the same
> wave that dropped the sediment earlier, after
> which it rolled back out to sea and all the way
> across to the opposite shoreline, bounced back and
> crossed again to hit Turkey a second time but with
> much reduced power, a few weeks after the first
> hit. The second time there wouldn't have been
> nearly as much sedimemt carried up onto shore,
> since the floor of the ocean would have been all
> but cleared of sediment deposits by the initial
> wave.... but there would have been enough to lay
> down new layers atop the tracks, they just
> wouldn't be nearly as substantial as the initial
> deposits.

It's sedimentary rock so therefore it was certainly at some time a soft sediment. Yes, for tracks made in soft sediment to be preserved, just like Dino tracks, it's necessary for the layer to be covered over and eventually eroded away revealing the exposed fossils.
That's how fossilisation works.
The Turkish tracks when viewed from the air are on an area of exposed sedimentary rock which is surrounded by layers and topsoil. The tracks continue on under these layers.
In Malta and Turkey among others, we may be just seeing localised areas where nature has fortuitously revealed the tracks for us to observe today.

The precise geological mechanism by which this occurred is a matter for debate.

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Clapham Junction Malta 1923 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 524 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 396 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 497 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 405 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 337 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 312 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 320 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 320 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 276 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 298 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 295 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 251 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 306 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 283 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 283 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 286 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 245 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 224 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 346 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 206 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 257 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 212 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 304 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 308 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 365 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 208 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 308 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 329 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 249 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 290 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 297 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 280 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 357 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 337 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 263 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 245 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 192 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 04:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 209 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 243 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 225 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 212 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 227 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 243 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 286 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 243 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 230 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 210 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 347 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 230 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 310 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 277 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 209 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 392 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 295 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 235 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 195 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 270 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 253 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 222 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 310 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 217 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 344 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 235 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 226 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 205 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 208 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 257 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 220 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 227 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 247 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 239 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 224 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 205 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 206 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 239 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 201 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 217 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 175 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 206 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 216 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 317 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 248 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 163 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 182 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 183 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 259 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 356 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 209 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 199 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 240 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 230 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 203 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 336 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 206 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 233 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 194 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 236 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 196 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 215 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 196 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 229 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 488 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 223 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 245 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 226 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 452 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 255 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 231 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 216 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
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