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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 1763 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 438 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 343 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 419 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 347 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 255 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 247 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 259 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 251 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 236 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 245 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 239 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 202 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 247 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 219 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 228 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 228 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 184 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 173 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 306 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 166 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 211 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 147 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 227 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 240 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 299 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 165 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 250 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 259 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 208 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 236 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 230 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 220 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 296 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 250 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 198 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 177 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 138 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 04:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 166 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 180 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 178 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 168 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 174 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 171 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 214 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 184 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 176 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 152 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 232 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 163 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 257 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 235 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 139 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 320 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 235 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 169 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 152 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 181 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 211 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 149 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 253 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 162 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 270 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 189 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 163 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 164 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 158 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 185 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 166 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 170 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 190 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 157 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 145 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 153 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 138 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 183 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 142 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 145 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 132 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 157 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 163 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 259 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 183 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 118 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 123 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 142 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 178 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 297 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 146 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 154 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 177 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 181 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 156 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 254 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 148 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 172 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 138 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 185 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 155 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 166 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 129 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 157 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 371 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 167 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 188 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 161 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 376 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 192 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 186 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 143 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 229 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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