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Mike D Wrote:
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> Maybe your point is good, but now imagine a full
> loaded cart with heavy stone load associated with
> a more realistic "stress concentration factor", on
> limestone, in far remote times when the
> Mediterranean had more rains. Just think of it for
> a while, a mental image.
> Wouldn't it lead us to the result that we see in
> Clapham Junction?

I concede it is possible, at least for the kinds of ruts seen at CJ. I also think those same ruts could have easily been made before the sediment hardened.
Please note that I don't necessarily think this makes them agonizingly ancient. There is plenty of evidence that sediment can harden and cure into stone very quickly in the right circumstances. If the Maltese islands were uplifted cataclysmically, the sediments may have still been wet when the first humans got there. A few years later they would have hardened.

All it would take to definitively determine one way or the other is the same kind of geomorphology examination like they do with fossil prints, to check for signs of compression in the material beneath the ruts. This is a simple examination that one person can do in an afternoon. I wish someone would do it and settle the matter, lol. If no compression was found I would happily go to work on figuring out the meaning of the ruts knowing they were made in stone.

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Clapham Junction Malta 2035 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 574 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 430 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 604 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 455 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 385 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 355 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 360 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 359 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 313 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 339 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 341 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 301 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 345 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 321 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 333 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 329 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 277 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 265 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 386 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 240 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 290 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 253 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 347 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 347 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 445 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 239 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 343 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 368 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 294 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 335 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 349 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 315 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 391 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 386 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 294 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 295 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 229 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 04:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 249 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 274 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 281 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 246 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 255 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 279 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 344 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 280 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 275 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 249 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 417 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 271 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 352 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 311 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 247 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 451 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 338 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 282 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 235 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 319 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 291 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 261 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 349 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 260 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 416 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 274 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 274 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 256 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 244 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 313 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 251 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 271 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 287 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 312 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 267 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 260 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 250 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 280 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 265 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 310 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 215 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 263 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 252 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 369 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 311 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 212 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 244 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 214 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 298 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 429 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 274 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 244 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 309 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 280 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 240 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 401 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 245 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 287 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 231 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 286 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 229 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 255 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 268 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 290 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 584 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 279 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 281 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 267 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 520 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 307 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 270 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 285 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 319 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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