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Jon Ellison wrote:

> Thanks Scott.
>
> I have seen this experiment and also the video. However I am
> not convinced that the block being drilled in the photograph
> and certainly the video is actually granite...
> The final photograph in the series showing a completed drilled
> hole is in fact an ancient artifact complete with the
> mysterious striations.
> Still photographs cannot be evidence of a process. I rather
> think that what we are looking at is a series of still
> photographs of a drill and ancient drill holes being used to
> illustrate an hypothesis.
>
> Here is a video of Stocks drilling what is clearly soft
> limestone. I cannot find an equivalent video demonstrating this
> process on hard granite.
>
> He also refers to the work piece as "stone" or "solid rock".
> He does not specify the type of stone. Which is of course of
> huge importance.
>
> [www.youtube.com]
>
> Do you know of a video, moving image of granite, copper and bow
> drilling.??
>

>
> Post Edited (02-Apr-15 10:12)

I always chuckle when I see Stocks try to convince his audience that he knows how ancient stonework was done. That video is a textbook example of the quackery that runs rampant in Egyptology. I love the way he quickly hand waves the notion that "they had a copper tubeā€¦", as if a 1 mm wall copper tube existed anywhere during the dynastic era. No description of how such tubes could have been made. No shred of evidence that such tubes ever existed. And he doesn't even try to make a hole with such a de novo tool to show that it could actually even be done at all. Instead he uses a prefabricated tool to role-play his harebrained idea. He might as well have claimed that since they had copper they also must have had wires and therefore surely we're capable of generating electricity. How Stocks ever became an authority in ancient Egypt stonework is anyone's guess, except perhaps that his peers love him simply because the quackery he preaches is self-consistent with their own fantasies.

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Early Dynastic Technology. 490 Jon Ellison 02-Apr-15 09:19
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 279 Scott Creighton 02-Apr-15 09:38
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 520 Jon Ellison 02-Apr-15 09:49
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 238 charly 02-Apr-15 12:14
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 240 Origyptian 02-Apr-15 15:35
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 135 Jon Ellison 02-Apr-15 15:41
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 265 Skatha 04-Apr-15 15:36
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 222 Jon Ellison 04-Apr-15 15:44
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 268 Archae Solenhofen 04-Apr-15 16:30
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 239 Jon Ellison 04-Apr-15 16:48
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 281 Archae Solenhofen 04-Apr-15 17:11
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 238 Jon Ellison 04-Apr-15 17:18
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 183 Archae Solenhofen 04-Apr-15 17:40
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 238 Jon Ellison 04-Apr-15 18:03
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 200 Archae Solenhofen 04-Apr-15 18:37
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 226 Jon Ellison 04-Apr-15 19:12
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 272 Jon Ellison 02-Apr-15 15:58
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 234 OCaptain 04-Apr-15 19:30
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 186 Archae Solenhofen 04-Apr-15 21:14
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 252 cladking 02-Apr-15 15:39
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 234 Jon Ellison 02-Apr-15 15:45
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 256 cladking 02-Apr-15 16:12
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 230 Thanos5150 04-Apr-15 18:10
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 272 Jon Ellison 04-Apr-15 18:13
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 267 Thanos5150 04-Apr-15 19:11
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 278 cladking 04-Apr-15 19:11
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 247 Thanos5150 04-Apr-15 20:58
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 246 cladking 02-Apr-15 16:10
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 253 Jon Ellison 02-Apr-15 16:24
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 317 Origyptian 02-Apr-15 21:41
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 225 Jon Ellison 02-Apr-15 21:54
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 257 Origyptian 02-Apr-15 22:24
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 260 Jon Ellison 02-Apr-15 22:54
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 259 DScribr 04-Apr-15 19:49
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 276 Jon Ellison 04-Apr-15 19:58
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 221 DScribr 05-Apr-15 00:32
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 261 Jon Ellison 05-Apr-15 00:40
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 262 DScribr 05-Apr-15 16:55
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 264 Jon Ellison 05-Apr-15 17:18
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 249 DScribr 05-Apr-15 19:04
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 275 Jon Ellison 05-Apr-15 19:42
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 238 DScribr 06-Apr-15 06:07
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 293 MJT 05-Apr-15 20:04
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 261 Jon Ellison 05-Apr-15 21:05
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 290 DScribr 06-Apr-15 06:19
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 317 Jon Ellison 06-Apr-15 09:27
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 221 DScribr 06-Apr-15 06:02
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 263 Martin Stower 08-Apr-15 20:30
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 223 MJT 08-Apr-15 21:32
Re: Early Dynastic Technology can stand up to the speculators. 249 Martin Stower 08-Apr-15 23:40
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 211 Origyptian 05-Apr-15 06:06
Early Dynastic Technology Built Pyramids 277 DScribr 05-Apr-15 17:03
Re: Early Dynastic Technology Built Pyramids 254 Origyptian 06-Apr-15 04:57
Re: Early Dynastic Technology Built Pyramids....'growing evidence' 258 DScribr 06-Apr-15 06:32
Re: Early Dynastic Technology Built Pyramids....'growing evidence' 228 Origyptian 06-Apr-15 14:29
Re: Early Dynastic Technology Built Pyramids....'growing evidence' 304 Jon Ellison 06-Apr-15 14:38
Re: Early Dynastic Technology Built Pyramids....'growing evidence' 274 Origyptian 06-Apr-15 16:43
Re: Early Dynastic Technology Built Pyramids....'growing evidence' 275 Jon Ellison 06-Apr-15 16:51
Re: Early Dynastic Technology Built Pyramids....'growing evidence' 225 DScribr 06-Apr-15 14:55
Denial of the evidence... 242 Ratcho 06-Apr-15 15:31
Re: Denial of the evidence... 266 Jon Ellison 06-Apr-15 15:47
Sinister... 287 Ratcho 06-Apr-15 18:11
Re: Sinister... 247 Origyptian 06-Apr-15 18:20
Re: Sinister... 281 MJT 06-Apr-15 18:55
Re: Sinister... 236 Ratcho 06-Apr-15 19:49
Re: Sinister... 197 MJT 06-Apr-15 23:01
Re: Sinister... 284 Ratcho 07-Apr-15 00:13
Re: Sinister... 217 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 08:25
Re: Sinister... 244 MJT 07-Apr-15 11:26
Re: Sinister... 235 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 11:48
The lack of perfection... 270 Ratcho 08-Apr-15 07:28
Re: The lack of perfection... 255 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 10:26
Re: The lack of perfection... 270 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 12:13
Re: The lack of perfection... 244 MJT 08-Apr-15 14:19
Re: The lack of perfection... 178 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 14:24
Re: The lack of perfection... 211 Corpuscles 08-Apr-15 16:46
Re: The lack of perfection... 205 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 17:00
Not contributing to discussion 317 randompHactor 08-Apr-15 17:44
Re: Not contributing to discussion 185 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 17:45
Re: Not contributing to discussion 241 MJT 08-Apr-15 18:52
Re: Not contributing to discussion 252 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 19:13
Re: Not contributing to discussion 221 MJT 08-Apr-15 19:53
Re: Not contributing to discussion 239 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 20:07
Re: Not contributing to discussion 250 MJT 08-Apr-15 20:50
Re: Not contributing to discussion 240 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 20:52
Re: Not contributing to discussion 280 MJT 08-Apr-15 21:05
Re: Not contributing to discussion 256 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 21:12
Re: Not contributing to discussion 289 MJT 08-Apr-15 21:47
Re: Not contributing to discussion 226 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 23:25
Re: Not contributing to discussion 247 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-15 02:05
Re: The lack of perfection... 288 Corpuscles 08-Apr-15 17:46
Re: The lack of perfection... 241 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 18:09
Re: Sinister... 262 Frank D 07-Apr-15 10:43
Re: Sinister... 299 Ratcho 07-Apr-15 15:22
Re: Sinister... 204 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 16:31
Re: Sinister... 212 Origyptian 07-Apr-15 16:37
Re: Sinister... 327 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 17:14
Re: Sinister... 230 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 17:56
Re: Sinister... 254 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 18:21
Re: Sinister... 296 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 18:36
Re: Sinister... 299 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 19:01
Re: Sinister... 242 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 19:10
Re: Sinister... 257 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 19:42
Re: Sinister... 247 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 19:54
Re: Sinister... 274 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 20:22
Re: Sinister... 299 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 20:32
Re: Sinister... 234 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 20:46
Re: Sinister... 208 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 21:01
Re: Sinister... 297 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 21:31
Re: Sinister... 253 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 22:17
Re: Sinister... 178 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 22:57
Re: Sinister... 227 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 23:03
Re: Sinister... 210 Archae Solenhofen 08-Apr-15 00:43
Re: Sinister... 224 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 20:12
Re: Sinister... 215 Corpuscles 07-Apr-15 20:41
Re: Sinister... 226 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 18:26
Re: Sinister... 237 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 18:50
Re: Sinister... 250 Origyptian 07-Apr-15 23:23
Re: Sinister... 222 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 23:27
Re: Sinister... 201 Origyptian 07-Apr-15 23:38
Re: Sinister... 203 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 23:48
Re: Sinister... 159 MJT 08-Apr-15 11:43
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 247 MJT 04-Apr-15 20:43
Firemaking and associate technology 221 Skatha 02-Apr-15 16:22
Re: Firemaking and associate technology 282 Jon Ellison 02-Apr-15 16:27
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 211 OCaptain 04-Apr-15 18:52
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 190 Jon Ellison 04-Apr-15 19:08
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 227 Jon Ellison 04-Apr-15 19:36
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 245 Origyptian 05-Apr-15 05:57
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 201 drew 05-Apr-15 08:31
What to make of this...? 219 Ratcho 06-Apr-15 18:42
Re: again priceless!!! 258 charly 06-Apr-15 21:29
Debunking 226 Ratcho 07-Apr-15 15:15
Re: Debunking 217 charly 07-Apr-15 19:00
Re: priceless re-evaluation 251 DScribr 07-Apr-15 15:59
Re: priceless re-evaluation 263 charly 07-Apr-15 19:05
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 217 Jon Ellison 07-Apr-15 18:52
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 261 Archae Solenhofen 07-Apr-15 19:11
Re: Early Dynastic Technology.does anyone know of any limestone core drilling? 238 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 00:32
Re: Early Dynastic Technology.does anyone know of any limestone core drilling? 263 Origyptian 08-Apr-15 00:48
Re: Early Dynastic Technology.does anyone know of any limestone core drilling? 296 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-15 07:30
Re: Early Dynastic Technology. 207 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-15 12:44


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