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Hello Jon,

Quoting you at first: "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."
It is clear that among various parameters to discuss concerning real ancient history, geology and paleo-climates are key.

In the case of Malta, the problem with your assumption is that 90% of cart ruts are located on Coralline limestone layer, which is youger and harder whereas there are only a few onto Globigerina limestone layer, which is older and softer than Coralline. In Globigerina limestone areas, there are quite no cart ruts.



Why? I don't know. If I knew I could publish a best-seller book! :)
Indeed, we have no clear answer to the malta Cart Ruts riddle yet, but I think that Malta local reality contradicts your claim, even partially.

And in the case of "Clapham Junction", a site that I personnaly saw, it is unlikely to be a place "where nature has fortuitously revealed the tracks for us to observe today", because it is and clearly was a very old quarry, where I observed rows of man-made parallel cut benches that parallel cart ruts all crossed at a constant angle. An obvious example of "pre-industrial" production organization.

Please compare malta geological map with cart ruts distribution map hereunder:
Current topic, Mike D's answer to Harry Wolf, 25th November

Michel Demaria (retired engineer, France)

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Clapham Junction Malta 1918 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 523 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 395 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 496 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 404 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 335 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 319 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 318 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 294 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 250 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 280 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 282 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 284 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 243 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 344 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 205 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 211 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 302 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 308 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 362 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 207 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 307 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 328 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 248 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 289 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 296 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 278 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 355 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 336 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 262 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 244 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 190 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 04:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 208 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 242 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 225 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 211 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 226 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 237 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 282 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 242 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 228 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 207 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 344 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 276 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 206 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 390 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 294 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 234 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 195 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 269 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 253 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 220 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 307 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 217 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 343 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 207 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 256 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 219 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 226 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 247 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 238 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 221 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 205 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 205 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 239 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 200 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 216 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 175 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 205 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 243 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 163 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 181 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 182 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 259 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 355 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 205 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 198 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 238 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 230 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 202 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 232 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 228 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 486 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 222 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 245 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 225 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 450 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 253 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
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 274 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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