> Are you seriously now going to argue in favour of
> Pyramid Building not requiring Planning and
I've worked in many types of industry and can assure you that a great deal of the planning and coordination are "structural". Each person knows his job and simply does it without input from bosses. The bosses know their jobs and just do it as well. In modern inbdustry even the top operating bosses are often woefully ignorant of the work of all the men below them. Then the top boss usually has no clue about anything below him except how to lobby.
Most industrial processes today are far more complex than stacking stone and it doesn't require a single rocket surgeon or brain scientist on staff.
Yes, there was a lot of knowledge and coordination but this knowledge was spread among many individuals and the coordination didn't necessarily involve tracking every stone and every movement from the quarry to its final position. While I believe every individual had some knowledge of every single job it wasn't necessary to the smooth operation of the industrial processes that resulted in the great pyramids.
> Or in your rush to say anything contrary to what I
> say, did you forget to think?
Admittedly I've largely agreed with you about there having been exquisite planning in the past but I simply no longer agree. There was a sort of "critical path" chart but it was mostly general and open to being modified frequently. They'd have even used the equivalent of "change of work orders" and the like but again a single individual could track these.
I simply doubt they had more than a few people working under the anubis priest (archetect) executing scheduling and material and supply movements.
It appears these people were exquisitely efficient.
> Manpower could suffice
Massive manpower would require massive amounts of planning and coordination. It would require massive amounts of supplies and living quarters.
There is simply no evidence for any of this. There was a tiny little builders village and it had more women and children than men. This is not consistent with the concept that they used manpower. There is no evidence of any type that they used massive amounts of manpower. According to Egyptologists (who are wrong again) there is not even a quarry worker buried anywhere at Giza.
There is a massive void of manpower. The builders said the gods built the pyramids.
> and of course you totally missed my allowing that
> it might not have been ramping but some sort of
> level to level leverage. Leverage which, I should
> add would have necessitated a degree of staggering
> as the construct rose.
Leverage is even less efficient than ramping.
> Again your Obsession with Ramps being the basis of
> Egyptology rears it's ignorant head.
Egyptologists believe in ramps. The very few who don't all agree that they used manpower in some form.