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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)

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Clapham Junction Malta 1681 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 393 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 314 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 374 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 314 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 227 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 222 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 230 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 226 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 218 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 217 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 217 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 182 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 214 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 193 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 201 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 201 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 155 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 150 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 282 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 146 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 186 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 124 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 203 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 210 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 267 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 145 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 227 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 234 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 192 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 210 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 208 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 194 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 269 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 230 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 171 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 146 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 116 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 04:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 144 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 156 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 152 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 147 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 152 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 148 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 154 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 165 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 156 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 129 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 188 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 141 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 225 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 207 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 118 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 276 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 191 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 144 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 120 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 154 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 188 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 131 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 224 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 144 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 222 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 166 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 138 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 140 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 136 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 152 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 131 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 147 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 168 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 127 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 120 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 130 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 116 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 147 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 119 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 118 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 105 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 133 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 140 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 218 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 156 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 89 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 101 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 118 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 150 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 263 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 120 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 123 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 139 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 152 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 128 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 216 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 118 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 144 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 113 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 158 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 124 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 129 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 107 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 117 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 311 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 137 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 148 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 136 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 328 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 166 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 154 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 111 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 195 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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