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Origyptian said
"I think I understand. But this still doesn't seem to address the apparent non-horizontal slope of those "benches" with the cross striations, it doesn't address the apparent lack of wider tracks on curves to accommodate the wheel radius, it doesn't address why some tracks on horizontal ground show erosion between them while others do not, and it doesn't address the sidewall grinding that would occur on wheels that supported a heavy load along deep ruts in bedrock."
For the benches slopes (in fact they are skew planes at two angles) I already gave you my opinion.
For the curves radius, they seem to have been designed to avoid sidewall griding for a given wheel diameter (I couldn't measure curves radius, and neolithic wheel diameter can only be roughly estimated, very sorry), please have a look at this nice curve at Naxxar (not personnaly visited, sorry) :


You may find here a scientific and technological approach with conclusion in favour of single shaft wheeled oxcart:
The cart ruts of Malta_an applied geomorphology approach
When a track became too deep, another was created (my opinion, just my opinion, not to convince you, thank you)

Michel Demaria (retired engineer, France)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19-Apr-20 09:47 by Mike D.

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Clapham Junction Malta 2028 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 565 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 426 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 592 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 449 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 378 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 348 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 353 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 351 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 308 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 332 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 333 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 295 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 336 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 317 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 327 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 320 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 272 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 260 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 377 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 233 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 285 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 244 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 342 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 342 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 441 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 235 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 338 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 362 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 286 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 331 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 344 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 310 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 387 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 380 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 291 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 285 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
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Re: Turkey Tracks 244 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 270 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 276 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 242 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 251 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 274 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 337 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 276 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 266 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 244 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 411 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 264 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 349 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 308 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 241 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 444 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 329 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 277 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 230 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 315 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 287 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 257 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 341 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 254 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 409 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 268 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 270 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 253 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 238 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 301 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 247 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 264 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 278 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 304 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 263 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 255 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 243 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 276 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 258 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 304 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 211 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 256 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 247 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 363 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 306 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 206 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 239 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 211 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 294 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 420 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 269 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 237 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 306 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 274 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 232 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 396 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 241 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 279 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 227 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 278 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 223 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 250 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 261 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 284 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 573 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 274 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 278 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 264 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 512 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 300 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 266 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 275 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 312 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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