"I think it will take an entire new generation of Industrial Chemists, Geologists, and Archaeologists in order for the proof to be established."
I assume, the inquiry into ancient stone work, by this group of specialists, will only happen after new developments in the geopolymer processes and material have already happened and have been developed, (arguably possibly even AFTER any IP value has been spent). They have to know exactly what they're looking for first to minimize the risk of the bottomless sinking sand pit of criticism and second guessing. I can't imagine anything more unmotivating than to make the magnanimous gesture of applying your cutting edge science in an altruistic gesture of assistance to archeology, only to have that exercise turn into a therapy session for the irreversibly troglodytic.
Although, as a theory, its missing allot of information, and any comparison to concrete kills it, to me. But, as far as I can see, it seems to have established the fact that SOME megalithic work demonstrates unique material distinction from its natural counterpart. That fact alone demands that ALL anomalous megalithic work needs to have the same close examination and Microspectrophotometry analysis, (with massive sample groups), to compare it to its likely close associated quarry source material.
With that level of examination finding elemental signatures that do not occur in nature, would be convincing enough to me to conclude at least, that the process used to fabricate that work, permanently closes the door to any suggestion that the work was fabricated by the limitations of physical carving alone.
And that simple narrow conclusion should be enough to trigger a considerable paradigm shift in archeology.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 13-Jan-20 16:22 by Open mind.