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Origyptian said
"I think I understand. But this still doesn't seem to address the apparent non-horizontal slope of those "benches" with the cross striations, it doesn't address the apparent lack of wider tracks on curves to accommodate the wheel radius, it doesn't address why some tracks on horizontal ground show erosion between them while others do not, and it doesn't address the sidewall grinding that would occur on wheels that supported a heavy load along deep ruts in bedrock."
For the benches slopes (in fact they are skew planes at two angles) I already gave you my opinion.
For the curves radius, they seem to have been designed to avoid sidewall griding for a given wheel diameter (I couldn't measure curves radius, and neolithic wheel diameter can only be roughly estimated, very sorry), please have a look at this nice curve at Naxxar (not personnaly visited, sorry) :


You may find here a scientific and technological approach with conclusion in favour of single shaft wheeled oxcart:
The cart ruts of Malta_an applied geomorphology approach
When a track became too deep, another was created (my opinion, just my opinion, not to convince you, thank you)

Michel Demaria (retired engineer, France)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19-Apr-20 09:47 by Mike D.

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Clapham Junction Malta 2079 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 581 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 440 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 622 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 464 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 399 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 366 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 372 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 369 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 321 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 348 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 352 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 312 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 353 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 329 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 346 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 337 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 286 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 273 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 397 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 250 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 298 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 263 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 355 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 362 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 458 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 248 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 353 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 378 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 23:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 303 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 347 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 02:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 361 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 03:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 328 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 04:22
Re: Turkey Tracks 402 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 404 Barbelo 18-Oct-17 23:54
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 305 Jon Ellison 19-Oct-17 01:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 2 305 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 19:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 241 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 04:07
Re: Turkey Tracks 259 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 05:00
Re: Turkey Tracks 286 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 18:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 292 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 19:15
Re: Turkey Tracks 256 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 19:20
Re: Turkey Tracks 263 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:03
Re: Turkey Tracks 291 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 20:12
Re: Turkey Tracks 356 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 20:34
Re: Turkey Tracks 295 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 21:21
Re: Turkey Tracks 283 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:44
Re: Turkey Tracks 259 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 22:51
Re: Turkey Tracks 432 Origyptian 07-Nov-17 22:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 281 Jon Ellison 07-Nov-17 23:52
Re: Turkey Tracks 363 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:38
Re: Turkey Tracks 323 Jon Ellison 08-Nov-17 09:58
Re: Turkey Tracks 278 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 02:40
Re: Turkey Tracks 461 Jon Ellison 09-Nov-17 08:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 351 Tsurugi 25-Nov-17 08:10
Re: Turkey Tracks 292 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Turkey Tracks 245 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 18:08
Re: Turkey Tracks 332 Mike D 27-Nov-17 09:47
Re: Turkey Tracks 303 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:16
Re: Turkey Tracks 271 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 363 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 274 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 429 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 289 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 288 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 269 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 255 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 324 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 264 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 281 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 295 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 326 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 277 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 269 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 263 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 11:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 294 Mike D 28-Nov-17 11:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 277 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 337 Mike D 28-Nov-17 14:55
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 222 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 272 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:22
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 259 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 382 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 324 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 224 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 253 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 223 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 312 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 436 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 284 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 251 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 329 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 289 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 248 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 421 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 261 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 300 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 242 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 300 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 238 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 268 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 05:09
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 282 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 307 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 608 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 297 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 296 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 279 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 532 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 318 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 281 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:46
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 296 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 330 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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