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Corpuscles Wrote:
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> Points taken, however obviously many blocks are
> missing or broken so no real way of matching exact
> replicas and perhaps modifying mould slightly was
> to increase the illusion of stone cutting? Some of
> the decorative inserts are very similar.
> I think the project was bespoke not a commercial
> enterprise focused on mass manufacture for
> efficient profit and large scale production.

Precisely. We might wish to be careful not to conflate the prerogatives and motivations of the ancients with our own. They don't necessarily seem to be thinking in terms of mass production or "an H block for every household" as it were.

Anywhere south of America we are probably talking about people who declined the use of the wheel for anything other than children's toys apparently, whatever anyone wishes to make of that - but a somewhat different perspective that ours on concepts such as "labor saving" seems implied, certainly.

There might also be reasons for a lack of uniformity in building blocks that some of us math or metrology nerds might shed light on, but it seems a pity in that respect that Stubel and Uhle's diagrams appear to be missing some key data points, or sometimes focus on incidental details like damage instead.

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Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 1733 Corpuscles 21-Dec-19 17:24
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 289 Open mind 22-Dec-19 02:28
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 256 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 05:58
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 228 Corpuscles 22-Dec-19 21:06
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 174 thinkitover 23-Dec-19 10:05
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 285 ocka 22-Dec-19 09:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 218 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 18:01
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 213 Thanos5150 23-Dec-19 16:53
Re: Tiahuanaco architect named 176 molder 23-Dec-19 22:16
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 180 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 23:44
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 174 Thanos5150 24-Dec-19 16:47
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 164 Hanslune 25-Dec-19 01:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 214 Thanos5150 25-Dec-19 02:43
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 171 Hanslune 27-Dec-19 23:09
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 174 Thanos5150 28-Dec-19 17:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 176 Corpuscles 29-Dec-19 06:33
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 159 Merrell 29-Dec-19 14:38
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 159 Corpuscles 29-Dec-19 20:31
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 171 Merrell 29-Dec-19 23:54
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 147 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 00:03
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 147 Merrell 01-Jan-20 10:45
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 143 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 18:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 153 Open mind 31-Dec-19 19:33
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 135 Merrell 31-Dec-19 23:06
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 169 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 00:29
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 138 Open mind 01-Jan-20 03:02
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 225 Thanos5150 01-Jan-20 04:08
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 153 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 05:51
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 172 Thanos5150 01-Jan-20 06:59
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 173 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 19:40
Basalt Pavers 152 Barbelo 01-Jan-20 21:33
Re: Basalt Pavers 155 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 23:01
Re: Basalt Pavers 146 Barbelo 02-Jan-20 03:36
Re: Basalt Pavers 161 Corpuscles 02-Jan-20 05:42
Re: Basalt Pavers 147 Barbelo 02-Jan-20 06:41
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 161 Thanos5150 02-Jan-20 02:17
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 178 Corpuscles 02-Jan-20 05:03
Basalt Pillar 166 Barbelo 02-Jan-20 07:15
Re: Basalt Pillar 149 Open mind 02-Jan-20 15:43
Re: Basalt Pillar 228 Corpuscles 02-Jan-20 19:06
Re: Basalt Pillar 158 Barbelo 02-Jan-20 21:13
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 186 Thanos5150 02-Jan-20 18:08
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 181 Merrell 02-Jan-20 18:58
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 207 Martin Stower 03-Jan-20 11:15
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 161 Corpuscles 03-Jan-20 20:29
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 158 Merrell 03-Jan-20 21:45
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 152 Corpuscles 03-Jan-20 23:23
Sacsayhuaman 162 Barbelo 04-Jan-20 02:22
Re: Sacsayhuaman 161 Corpuscles 04-Jan-20 03:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 156 Thanos5150 04-Jan-20 03:28
Re: Sacsayhuaman 157 Corpuscles 04-Jan-20 05:58
Re: Sacsayhuaman 200 Barbelo 04-Jan-20 11:16
Re: Sacsayhuaman 148 Thanos5150 05-Jan-20 15:58
Re: Sacsayhuaman 151 Barbelo 05-Jan-20 20:22
Re: Sacsayhuaman 139 Thanos5150 05-Jan-20 23:55
Re: Sacsayhuaman 142 Corpuscles 05-Jan-20 21:41
Re: Sacsayhuaman 146 Barbelo 05-Jan-20 23:40
Re: Sacsayhuaman 148 Thanos5150 05-Jan-20 23:59
Re: Sacsayhuaman 142 Open mind 06-Jan-20 01:08
Re: Sacsayhuaman 138 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 02:29
Re: Sacsayhuaman 144 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 03:50
Re: Sacsayhuaman 139 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 04:29
Re: Sacsayhuaman 149 Thanos5150 06-Jan-20 05:10
Re: Sacsayhuaman 156 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 05:47
Re: Sacsayhuaman 176 Thanos5150 06-Jan-20 16:53
Re: Sacsayhuaman 145 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 19:06
The Limestone Puddle 137 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 21:27
Re: Sacsayhuaman 137 Thanos5150 06-Jan-20 21:44
Re: Sacsayhuaman 138 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 22:28
Re: Sacsayhuaman 159 Thanos5150 07-Jan-20 17:01
Re: Sacsayhuaman 137 Corpuscles 07-Jan-20 21:48
Re: Sacsayhuaman 140 Open mind 06-Jan-20 21:07
Re: Sacsayhuaman 137 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 21:30
Re: Sacsayhuaman 134 Open mind 07-Jan-20 20:43
Re: Sacsayhuaman 132 Open mind 06-Jan-20 13:44
Re: Sacsayhuaman 149 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 11:07
Re: Sacsayhuaman 136 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 05:16
Re: Sacsayhuaman 139 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 10:36
Re: Sacsayhuaman 140 seasmith 06-Jan-20 14:28
Re: Sacsayhuaman 134 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 20:46
Re: Sacsayhuaman 130 Open mind 06-Jan-20 16:41
Re: Sacsayhuaman 131 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 21:12
Re: Sacsayhuaman 139 Open mind 07-Jan-20 15:05
Re: Sacsayhuaman 152 Corpuscles 07-Jan-20 21:25
Nonsensical or Unnecessary? 137 Barbelo 07-Jan-20 23:51
Re: Nonsensical or Unnecessary? 153 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 01:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 134 Open mind 08-Jan-20 00:36
Re: Sacsayhuaman 138 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 00:58
Re: Sacsayhuaman 141 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 01:12
Re: Sacsayhuaman 129 Open mind 08-Jan-20 02:06
Re: Sacsayhuaman 136 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 03:20
Re: Sacsayhuaman 156 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 07:05
Re: Sacsayhuaman 127 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 12:01
Re: Sacsayhuaman 133 Open mind 08-Jan-20 16:42
Re: Sacsayhuaman 134 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 18:24
Re: Sacsayhuaman 127 Open mind 08-Jan-20 20:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 130 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 21:44
LImestone vs Limestone 124 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 22:40
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 145 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 23:47
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 134 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 01:57
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 143 Corpuscles 09-Jan-20 03:09
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 133 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 04:07
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 128 Open mind 09-Jan-20 16:06
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 119 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 20:49
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 120 Open mind 09-Jan-20 20:58
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 140 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 21:20
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 120 Open mind 10-Jan-20 15:12
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 127 Corpuscles 09-Jan-20 17:15
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 130 Open mind 09-Jan-20 15:25
Re:Sacsayhuaman 132 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 07:00
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 120 Open mind 10-Jan-20 13:15
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 248 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 14:34
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 118 Open mind 10-Jan-20 15:47
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 127 Open mind 10-Jan-20 15:58
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 117 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 21:07
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 112 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 21:00
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 146 Thanos5150 09-Jan-20 01:44
Tombomachay 141 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 06:25
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 128 Barbelo 10-Jan-20 07:30
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 208 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 11:41
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 149 Barbelo 11-Jan-20 05:25
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 140 Corpuscles 12-Jan-20 01:24
Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 139 Barbelo 12-Jan-20 12:11
Re: Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 145 Corpuscles 12-Jan-20 20:56
Re: Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 159 Open mind 13-Jan-20 16:19
Re: Sacsayhuaman 124 Open mind 08-Jan-20 23:22
Re: Sacsayhuaman 134 Open mind 08-Jan-20 14:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 130 Merrell 08-Jan-20 17:57
On the fence... 133 Racho 08-Jan-20 04:51
Re: On the fence... 132 Open mind 08-Jan-20 15:24
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 156 Merrell 04-Jan-20 09:04
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 145 Corpuscles 05-Jan-20 09:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 151 Martin Stower 03-Jan-20 23:28
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 140 Corpuscles 04-Jan-20 00:34
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 125 Open mind 05-Jan-20 16:19
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 142 Open mind 02-Jan-20 03:37
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 147 Merrell 01-Jan-20 14:10
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 133 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 18:41
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 179 Corpuscles 22-Dec-19 21:13
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 164 Corpuscles 22-Dec-19 21:30
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 157 Open mind 22-Dec-19 22:12
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 161 WVK 23-Dec-19 15:21
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 147 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 21:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 147 Open mind 23-Dec-19 23:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 169 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 22:58
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 168 seasmith 23-Dec-19 03:04
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 163 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 07:20
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 161 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 09:43
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 151 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 23:28
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 177 Thanos5150 24-Dec-19 16:53
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 164 Hanslune 24-Dec-19 22:35
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 231 Thanos5150 23-Dec-19 19:29
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 231 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 21:19
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 244 Enigcom 02-Jan-20 17:29


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