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There are several mixed questions, and often answsers to some go against answers to others.
Let us ask "Are the ruts result of pre-carving tracks network in hard rock, of soft rock wear by repeated passages (possibly random initially,or being the impression of unique and very old passages in a soft ground, which would then have hardened?". We quickly understand that the geological aspect of ground is one of key parameters to take into account.
And then you realize that cart ruts over the world run on much different soils. So naturally bringing divergent and opposite solutions. Are we considering different epochs and technologies, hidden behind apparent similarity?
Then, after the rock nature, comes the age.
To keep inside Malta debate, an important aspect seems to me to have been neglected, the distribution and the frequency of tracks according to the nature of the ground. hereunder are two maps, showing that cart ruts distribution on the island seems much more dense in Upper and Lower Coralline limestone areas than in Globigerina limestone areas.
Geological map:
Location map:
There must exist a relation and explanation: Corallina limestone is harder than Globigerina. Was it a more intersting terrain for transportation and/or quarries, did other tracks on globigerina softer rock disappear with erosion?
Informations on Malta layers: [www.emwis-mt.org]

Michel Demaria (retired engineer, France)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 17-Jul-19 12:19 by Mike D.

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Clapham Junction Malta 1859 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 497 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 377 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 451 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 376 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 298 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 278 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 302 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 290 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 261 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 274 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 270 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 230 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 276 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 246 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 252 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 268 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 213 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 204 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 330 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 190 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 236 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 179 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 262 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 280 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 333 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 192 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 289 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 293 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 231 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 268 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 265 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 263 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 339 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 288 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 242 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
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Re: Turkey Tracks 193 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
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Re: Turkey Tracks 208 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 195 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 210 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 204 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 253 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
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Re: Turkey Tracks 209 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 175 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 301 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 194 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 290 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 259 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 169 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 368 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 264 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 205 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
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Re: Turkey Tracks 233 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 239 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 194 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 278 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 204 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 318 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 219 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 194 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 189 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 192 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 233 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 202 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 199 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 221 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 197 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 182 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 188 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 170 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 184 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 158 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 188 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 199 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 291 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 213 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 146 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 167 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 165 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 225 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 331 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 181 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 185 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 210 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 214 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 184 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 320 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 175 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 201 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 168 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 218 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 180 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 194 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 164 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 197 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 436 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 202 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 223 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 207 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 226 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
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Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 186 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
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