> Here is an unfinished block still at the
> Cachiccata quarry near Ollantaytambo:
What is it made of Granite?
The square chips were carved out by copper hatchets?
Resembles (a little) the unfinished obelisk?
> More from Peruvian quarries:
Same but different rock?
No one doubts they managed to extract real rock!
Strange shapes to carve ! agreed yes?
> So, you are thinking they quarried these into
> blocks and then made them into a dry cement at the
> quarry then brought the cement to the site? Or did
> they bring the whole block to the site and then
> make it into dry cement so they could mold it back
> into a block again? There are many Peruvian
> quarries-I wonder if there is any evidence of the
> detritus of this cement making process?
I live on a hill predominately (ancient before the LC even were born) granite. Over the other side (dog walking area for chasing kangaroos and such) boulders.
The earth all around is decomposed granite. I can see in our walks granite decomposing before my eyes - ok over the last 10 years. It cost a fortune in top soil to get anything like lawn to grow (all decomposed granite). Nature knows how to decompose it.
No they Inca or whoever imho didn't bring back blocks , then smash them up to powder to make bigger ones. They were incorporated into the bigger cast scheme. I think they could decompose quickly ( Hi Openmind! I will get to your comments eventually )
You wonder. The OP dealt with a 40 year obsession with detail scientific analysis and replication and rediscovery.
> Maybe you an take a stab at how you think this
> process worked logistically.
> More piles of cement:
Yes! glad you are catching on! WELL DONE!
No that is likely natural!
Ability to soften stone!
Already discussed above
> Which is weird because these types of cement piles
> are just about every where you can shake a stick
> at in Peru.
I know. Where else . The Russians incorrectly think it is only in rare spots.
Did you watch any of the vids?
How do you haul rock like that up near 70 degree slopes then fashion them to fit? NOT POSSIBLE except....
….doesn't matter.. maybe the Mesopotamian influence did it eh?
Food for thought they had visitors with strange beards?