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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 1758 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 437 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 417 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 344 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 255 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 246 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 257 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 235 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 244 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 201 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 246 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 218 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 227 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 183 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 305 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 165 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 210 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 145 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 226 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 239 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 298 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 165 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 249 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 258 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 219 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 295 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 250 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 196 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 176 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 179 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 177 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 167 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 173 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 171 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 213 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 184 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 175 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 151 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 234 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 139 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 318 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 231 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 168 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 210 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 267 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 187 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 163 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 163 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 157 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 183 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 163 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 155 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 145 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 152 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 138 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 180 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 131 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 258 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 140 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 175 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 153 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 174 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 179 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 146 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 171 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 137 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 163 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 129 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 152 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 371 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 166 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 184 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 160 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 376 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 190 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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