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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 1710 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 411 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 325 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 387 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 329 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 239 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 230 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 239 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 235 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 226 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 225 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 223 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 190 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 222 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 202 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 213 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 210 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 167 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 159 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 293 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 155 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 197 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 131 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 211 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 219 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 276 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 154 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 235 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 244 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 199 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 219 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 215 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 205 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 279 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 238 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 181 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 154 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 124 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 04:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 152 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 165 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 162 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 157 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 162 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 157 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 164 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 173 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 167 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 138 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 197 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 148 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 237 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 220 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 127 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 295 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 204 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 154 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 132 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 163 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 198 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 138 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 238 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 151 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 238 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 173 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 151 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 150 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 144 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 161 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 144 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 158 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 178 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 140 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 128 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 139 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 125 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 158 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 129 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 130 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 119 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 145 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 152 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 232 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 165 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 99 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 109 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 128 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 159 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 275 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 131 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 134 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 151 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 161 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 135 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 232 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 128 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 156 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 124 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 169 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 137 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 143 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 111 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 129 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 333 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 149 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 159 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 143 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 344 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 176 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 167 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 120 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 209 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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