> Hi Corpuscles,
> The ancient Romans were indeed adepts at hardstone quarrying
> despite the vapid protestations of those of a queer disposition
> who, for reasons yet to be explained, somehow refuse to
> acknowledge what is distinctly before their glazed-over
> Below is an abandoned block of goodly tonnage of tonalite
> gneiss at Mons Claudianus showing traces of wedgeholes and
> bottom chiselling. I consider this be hard (very hard) evidence
> of Roman technology which, if accepted, may hopefully, keep
> this thread on track.
> But, if not, as some of my Roman friends are wont to say. "Sic
> vita est."
How did you date those wedge marks?
How many tons is "goodly"?
And by the way, THAT is a blank! And if there were a few of those lying around instead of the finished columns we see there today, I might feel more prone to acquiesce the point.
But what you are willing to accept as hard evidence doesn't cut it in my world. Sorry.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?