>Explain the thinness of the cut ie how thick the copper is
>since that's the only material you purport they had.
Stocks (2001) had a flat blade saw 6 mm in thickness....... the basalt examples have notches that are 6 mm in thickness, but tapered near the end to a rounded point 3 mm in thickness.
>they put a damaged block into the wall it isn't like they had a
>shortage of them?
Why not put a damaged block in the pavement in areas where it would not be seen unless the pavement was dismantled? It's just shallow saw cuts. The blocks are also covered predominantly in percussion scars so why is that not being considered "damaged" too. It's not the only block that is "damaged" that way in the basalt pavement or the only example of this type of saw damage on the Giza Plateau. The blocks also come from the Gebel Qatrani quarry north of the Fayum and it is I think over 50 km from Giza..... I don't think they are going to waste anything that does not absolutely have to be because of the expense of transport.
>There are grooves either side were these used
>to stabalise the cut?
>I read stocks years back and wasn't
>really impressed with his methods or conclusions.
>. The AE obviously employed detailed planning so waiting an
>eternity for someone to quarry, dress and put stones in place
>was not an option.
Why? Such didn't always stop others from lithic production in the past.
>One guy is supposed to have commisioned 3 in
>Hawass et al say it was only a small dedicated
>force of pure line Egyptians.
Skilled workers....... and then all the unskilled labors.
>Mind boggles at both
>IMO the builders had methods lost in time.
I'm sure they do but it will be within the level of technology that that civilization is known to have had at the time of construction..... not on imagined 11 m high, pyramid powered mega-saws and all that goes with them.
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