> In these articular discussions I can usually
> discern those who have actually worked in large
> scale materials handling from those who have not.
> Anyone who dismisses Manpower as the Prime force
> in both working with and moving stone in the
> ancient world is dreaming.
> The question becomes as much a question of
> organisation and infrastructure, as one of
> When it coms to technology
> there is what we know they had/knew
> what we think they had/knew
> what we think they might have had/knew
> what we have/know.
> So take Audrey's professional experience and apply
> the "What we KNOW the had/knew" and build on
> If Sam or Steve or any of the other usual suspects
> would do that, these discussions would be a lot
> more productive.
So this is just your way of saying we know they had ramps and were ignorant of modern science so they mustta used them. You're saying that they couldn't have pulled stones up from the step tops so therefore steps can be ignored. You obviously believe they couldn't have contained water inside a vessel and released it down the cliff face despite the voluminous evidence they did exactly this. You'll continue to believe they used only manpower in a highly inefficient way until it is proven beyond doubt that they did no such thing.
It just makes perfect sense that Egyptology which still has never performed basic measurements on the great pyramids would have a better idea of how it was built than engineers!
How do you look for infrastructure if you don't know how it was built? This is not a rhetorical question and just for once it would be nice if someone answered it and you're the one who posed the parameter. Here's another REAL question; How do you know that the infrastructure isn't still clearly visible exactly as I maintain? How do you know they didn't collect water around the pyramid EVEN BEFORE CONSTRUCTION BEGAN in order to use it to build?
Egyptology ignores all questions. They ignore the evidence and ignore input from outside. This is how we got to the point that this was solved in 1988 but nobody knows it was solved. Egyptology still sees ramps everywhere they look and see.