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cladking wrote:

> Steve Clayton wrote:
>
> > I can't even imagine, pulling stones around
> > anymore...
>
> When I started I figured they used lots of methods to move
> stone around and often they just muscled them into position.
> But the more I look the more I think they never used brute
> strenght to move them. The closest they came was probably on
> the loading platform but evenb here the stones were gently
> moved down a short slope into position in almost every case.
> Once in a while there would be a miscalculation and they might
> need to lift a stone a few inches.
>
> There was simply never any need to drag stones around.
>
> In fact I seriously doubt anyt of the ancient megalithic
> projects required men to strap on stones and march hither and
> yon. If this had been a requirement then they simply would
> have used wood to build. The closest they came to stone
> dragging might have been Stonehenge but I suspect all these
> stones coasted most of the way up the hills on sleds.
>
> The fascination of modern people with superstitious bumpkins
> dragging stones is simple nonsense.
>

>
> Post Edited (29-Jan-15 22:11)

I agree. As long as there was pre-planning involved, why not use gravity to always assist your efforts, verses working against you. You would always want to slid down a stone down into place, and use levers to snug it tight. That would require we build to a slightly higher staging area, unload the cargo, and slide as much as possible, down into place.

Now that is a design challenge. If the stones arrive by Funicular power, and you simply unload them, by sliding them off and down into position, what construction method, would that look like?

It would not be one large level floor.

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Mankind: The Story of All of Us 402 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 20:34
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 223 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jan-15 21:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 131 cladking 28-Jan-15 22:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 155 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:29
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 142 cladking 28-Jan-15 22:42
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 141 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:57
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 170 k_mand 30-Jan-15 22:29
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 224 cladking 31-Jan-15 01:35
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 132 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 04:16
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 154 Steve Clayton 28-Jan-15 22:35
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 235 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Jan-15 23:21
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 171 cladking 29-Jan-15 02:28
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 179 Corpuscles 29-Jan-15 03:04
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 137 Eddie Larry 29-Jan-15 03:17
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 182 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 15:41
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 146 cladking 29-Jan-15 16:15
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 166 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 17:45
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 192 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 19:53
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 164 cladking 29-Jan-15 20:01
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 170 Steve Clayton 29-Jan-15 20:44
Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 174 cladking 29-Jan-15 22:10
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 177 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 14:36
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 224 cladking 30-Jan-15 15:21
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 139 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 16:52
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 240 cladking 30-Jan-15 18:51
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 149 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 19:00
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 186 cladking 30-Jan-15 19:21
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 175 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 19:25
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 184 cladking 30-Jan-15 19:11
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 163 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 21:10
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 159 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 23:06
Re: Just open your eyes and realize the way it's always been. 167 cladking 31-Jan-15 01:22
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 193 Sandru 30-Jan-15 16:32
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 135 Steve Clayton 30-Jan-15 17:15
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 200 Sandru 31-Jan-15 05:02
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 157 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 11:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 144 Sandru 01-Feb-15 16:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 153 Steve Clayton 01-Feb-15 22:07
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 131 Sandru 02-Feb-15 16:52
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 160 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 18:14
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 113 cladking 02-Feb-15 19:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 136 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 19:33
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 168 cladking 02-Feb-15 19:36
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 216 Steve Clayton 02-Feb-15 19:51
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 257 Sandru 07-Feb-15 00:16
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 143 Steve Clayton 07-Feb-15 01:23
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 124 k_mand 30-Jan-15 22:40
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 147 cladking 30-Jan-15 23:02
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 163 k_mand 31-Jan-15 13:06
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 176 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 13:53
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 105 cladking 31-Jan-15 14:33
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 188 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 15:07
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 225 cladking 31-Jan-15 15:19
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 209 Steve Clayton 31-Jan-15 15:37
Re: Mankind: The Story of All of Us 150 cladking 31-Jan-15 16:11


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