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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 1863 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 499 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 379 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 454 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 377 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 302 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 279 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 305 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 292 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 263 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 275 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 273 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 232 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 281 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 249 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 254 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 270 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 217 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 205 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 331 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 192 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 239 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 180 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 265 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 281 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 334 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 194 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 290 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 297 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 232 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 269 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 266 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 264 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 341 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 289 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 244 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 206 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 171 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 04:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 194 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 220 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 209 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 198 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 212 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 205 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 254 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 224 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 212 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 178 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 303 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 196 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 293 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 261 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 172 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 370 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 266 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 210 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 181 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 234 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 240 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 195 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 279 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 206 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 320 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 221 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 196 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 190 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 194 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 237 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 204 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 201 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 223 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 198 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 185 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 191 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 179 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 224 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 173 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 186 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 159 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 189 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 201 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 294 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 215 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 148 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 169 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 167 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 226 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 334 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 182 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 187 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 211 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 216 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 187 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 322 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 177 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 202 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 169 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 222 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 182 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 196 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 167 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 200 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 438 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 206 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 226 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 208 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 429 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 227 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 215 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 188 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 261 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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