>There is also sufficient logic to that says they mustta had some means to lift stones that was easy and is consistent with logic and evidence. Steps are it!
OK, here are a few logical considerations.
After some time, I realized pulling stones up using steps, uses more wood & labor, than a simple wooden track on the cap stones. I suppose even two greased rut works as well, thou then those are not removable, and capable for reassembly elsewhere. The individuals who cut the cap stones may have something to say about ruining their work.:) How do you maintain the 52 degree angle? Consider, if you use a pre cut cap stone, one which already has the correct angle built in, then aligning it becomes much easier. You only need to lay a straight edge from the previous layer, onto your new cap stone for the correct leveling & placement.
Here is a "some means to lift stones". Use half the men required, to acheive the same work. Not only do you reduce the workload by 50%, the platform moves up the Pyramids face twice as fast.