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Open mind Wrote:
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> Corpuscles Wrote:
>
> "I am NOT suggesting the Serapeum boxes themselves
> were man made (stone) NOR geopolymer"
>
> My caution about the geopolymer theory definitely
> increases when it comes to igneous, but I do think
> there was something going on with igneous rock as
> well. Just gotta be more careful to identify
> which is which between megalithic work around the
> world so I can at least figure out the distinction
> of common elements of those works.

I (and likely others) realise you wish to bump the subject a little. But, you offer fair comment and questions.

CAUTION is required with any hypothesis. Igneous is more difficult to understand as the exact modern recipes are more closely guarded secrets (manufacture under patent or licence). There is a lot more mixing of several fine ingredients involved. It is difficult to tell fake from real .
Ancients did split rock with feather and wedges, did use hard stone polishing blocks which were ground down to flat, did use primitive bronze implements. However, there is a lot of things in the 'extremely unexplained mystery area" that really only can be adequately explained by an artificial stone mix!
>
> Its not sexy to think of this work having been
> coated with a sealant, but those drips are pretty
> clearly THAT material, as opposed to drips of
> actual melted/softened rock. The images of
> 'vitrification' chipping off various places around
> the world I suppose could be that sealant, having
> bonded to the surface and come off, but it feels
> like a leap to assume it was that strong to have
> created a hardened shell around what is already
> hard granite and chipped off. It implies the
> sealant is harder than granite, and that seems
> ridiculous.

I may have misled you by referring incidentally to the spray on concrete. The geopolymer, on setting alone, is already much harder than concrete.
There are many reasons why (other than additional hardness) you would use a sealant on concrete or natural stone!
eg Seal from water penetration,; make nice and smooth (as per Yousef description); bring out and preserve natural colour or enhance it; driveway -bond irregular texture to provide better wear under abrasive traffic; UV protection; make shiny and clean appearance etc etc
>
> The idea of using a sealant makes sense at least
> for the Canadian climate considering the damage
> moisture can do seeping into micro cracks and
> inclusions and then expanding and contracting with
> such a wide range of temperature change. But
> these places are equatorial. Ice age?

Well (eg Cuzco is only about 13 deg South latitude) BUT it is 3700 m or near 11,000ft+ elevation it gets really cold and ice forms. Ice/frost and then high temp, is a rock of any descriptions', worst enemy! So fill the granular gaps to make water run off as slick and easy as possible.

No way imho, that these structures date to ice age. The limestone based ,or like, ones would show much greater effects of weathering.
>
> Put another 'need to study' on the list as far as
> those drips on the serapeum box. Somebody needs
> to grab a sample and get it under a
> microspectrometer.

That's unlikely to happen. Even Peru is difficult but I think that will get done eventually or again.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10-Jan-20 21:04 by Corpuscles.

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Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 1731 Corpuscles 21-Dec-19 17:24
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 287 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 226 Corpuscles 22-Dec-19 21:06
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 173 thinkitover 23-Dec-19 10:05
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 283 ocka 22-Dec-19 09:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 217 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 18:01
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 211 Thanos5150 23-Dec-19 16:53
Re: Tiahuanaco architect named 174 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 173 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 170 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 175 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 169 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 146 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 168 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 224 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 160 Thanos5150 02-Jan-20 02:17
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 177 Corpuscles 02-Jan-20 05:03
Basalt Pillar 166 Barbelo 02-Jan-20 07:15
Re: Basalt Pillar 148 Open mind 02-Jan-20 15:43
Re: Basalt Pillar 225 Corpuscles 02-Jan-20 19:06
Re: Basalt Pillar 157 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 206 Martin Stower 03-Jan-20 11:15
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 160 Corpuscles 03-Jan-20 20:29
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 156 Merrell 03-Jan-20 21:45
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 152 Corpuscles 03-Jan-20 23:23
Sacsayhuaman 161 Barbelo 04-Jan-20 02:22
Re: Sacsayhuaman 160 Corpuscles 04-Jan-20 03:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 155 Thanos5150 04-Jan-20 03:28
Re: Sacsayhuaman 156 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 141 Open mind 06-Jan-20 01:08
Re: Sacsayhuaman 137 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 02:29
Re: Sacsayhuaman 144 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 03:50
Re: Sacsayhuaman 138 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 144 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 158 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 133 Open mind 07-Jan-20 20:43
Re: Sacsayhuaman 131 Open mind 06-Jan-20 13:44
Re: Sacsayhuaman 147 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 11:07
Re: Sacsayhuaman 135 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 05:16
Re: Sacsayhuaman 138 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 138 Open mind 07-Jan-20 15:05
Re: Sacsayhuaman 150 Corpuscles 07-Jan-20 21:25
Nonsensical or Unnecessary? 134 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 136 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 00:58
Re: Sacsayhuaman 140 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 01:12
Re: Sacsayhuaman 128 Open mind 08-Jan-20 02:06
Re: Sacsayhuaman 136 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 03:20
Re: Sacsayhuaman 155 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 07:05
Re: Sacsayhuaman 126 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 12:01
Re: Sacsayhuaman 133 Open mind 08-Jan-20 16:42
Re: Sacsayhuaman 132 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 18:24
Re: Sacsayhuaman 126 Open mind 08-Jan-20 20:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 129 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 132 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 04:07
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 128 Open mind 09-Jan-20 16:06
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 118 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 20:49
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 119 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 126 Corpuscles 09-Jan-20 17:15
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 130 Open mind 09-Jan-20 15:25
Re:Sacsayhuaman 131 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 07:00
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 120 Open mind 10-Jan-20 13:15
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 246 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 14:34
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 117 Open mind 10-Jan-20 15:47
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 126 Open mind 10-Jan-20 15:58
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 117 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 21:07
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 111 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 21:00
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 146 Thanos5150 09-Jan-20 01:44
Tombomachay 139 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 144 Corpuscles 12-Jan-20 20:56
Re: Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 158 Open mind 13-Jan-20 16:19
Re: Sacsayhuaman 123 Open mind 08-Jan-20 23:22
Re: Sacsayhuaman 134 Open mind 08-Jan-20 14:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 129 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 155 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 124 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 178 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 159 WVK 23-Dec-19 15:21
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 146 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 21:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 146 Open mind 23-Dec-19 23:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 168 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 162 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 07:20
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 159 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 176 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 229 Thanos5150 23-Dec-19 19:29
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 230 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 21:19
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 243 Enigcom 02-Jan-20 17:29


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