> Ok ... so back to the mortar/samples taken for
> dating? Jon, are you listening?
> Ask: If this is mortar, what was the mortar made
> of? Clearly, a mortar composition would be of
> local materials and water. Mudbrick 'tech' is very
> well documented, so we can easily search the
> environment to see what they would have used. Well
> not charcoal. Charcoal comes from burnt wood.
> They'd have to burn a forest to get the charcoal
> to make the mortar. So they used something else...
> hmmm.... like nearby straw and mud. Well what's in
> this mud? Surface 'mud' material would contain
> decomposed plant material from centuries past only
> a few feet deep.
> And there we have the dates being a few hundred
> years earlier in the samples.
> So, bye bye Jon.
What was the mortar made from exactly?
What plant material was the charcoal exactly?
Where exactly were the samples taken & how many?
If there were no trees, and no electricity or natural gas/oil pipeline what did they use to cook with, and to smelt copper?
There are no trees now! However 6000BC Sahara is thought to have been lush forest what happened to all that forest?
'You da man!' when it comes to reading citations, have you come across translated writings noting repair work undertaken by supposed OK kings? Ever?
Limestone dust and sediment as it accumulates and when later wet naturally will aggregate into hard stone like substance not unlike mortar. Many pictures available of very obvious deposits even on lower courses of Gizamids. (ask Thanos)
With the incredible number of cooking fires seemingly required charcoal will rise into the air and be scattered by the wind all over Giza!
Oh Matin Hi..... when were those casing stone taken off G1? You are/ can bereasonably sure of at least 1000 yrs based on those who confirmed they were gone, but we have no idea how much earlier they were removed. True?
Just chuckin in a bone! ;-)