> Dr. Troglodyte wrote:
> > Dr. Smith writes (page 230):
> > [Emphasis mine]Quote
”Summarizing, in the
> > early start, late start, or optimal scenarios, the total
> > expended on the project is 33.7 million labor-days. These
> > scenarios imply that a maximum labor force was
> > in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 workers. It could have been
> > as low as 26,000 and most likely did not exceed
> > 43,000.”
> > Chart Copyright Credits: Craig B. Smith and Stuart Ockman
> > Dr. Troglodyte
> Hi Dr. Troglodyte,
> Yes, mainstream Hollywood has toned down their ridiculous
> 100,000 men to 26,000 - 30,000 labors, which fits within Dr.
> Mark Lehner archaeological findings. Dr. Lehner also tried to
> explain the building process, as they attempted to build a
> small pyramid on NOVA. I find NOVA far more trustworthy, as to
> data checking.
> That being said, the chart shows the work force required, and
> not the logistics involved. Of all the people here on the
> message board, you have a broad command of knowledge. Can you
> show me how you put 20,000 men pulling stones up a spiral ramp
> on Khufu's pyramid? As I pointed out in the introduction, it
> requires a minimum of 16-20 feet per in-line
> stone pulling.
> If you like the spiral ramp theory, I will calculate it into
> Sketchup and post it.
> Personally, I don't believe 6 men can even pull a 2.5 ton stone
> up a grade. Additionally, the more shallow grades/levels you
> design, the longer the distance becomes. If one team
> stops...the whole operation stops.
> I have never been able to get the math to work.
Hello Steve Clayton:
Dr. Smith addresses many of your concerns and questions in his book. While this Work does not contain all of the answers one might desire, it does offer a professionally recognized approach to achieve real-world plausible solutions from a seasoned expert in large scale project management. Dr. Smith’s exercise is for the serious student, and he ’does the math’.
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