@ Murgatroid -
@ Hanslune -
Thank you for the correction good sir/ma'am as I confused the 'river' aspect with
Tiwanaku/Puma Punku and it should be Ollantaytambo (another anomaly of megalithic blocks quarried,
moved & assembled), however - it does not negate the mystery of how those megalithic stones were moved
from said quarry up a steep mountain side resting at 13,000 feet as I stated before..and may I point out
this is 'ABOVE' the tree line which means using logs as 'rollers' would also have to be manufactured and there
is zero evidence of that.
Thank you for the link you supplied, interesting as it is - there are too may 'could be's', allowing speculation,
not fact as it also points out the transportation of stones by causeway stating possibly of smaller stones being
transported this way although they disbelieve the megalithic ones were moved is said fashion.
Again sir, that to me does not specify hard evidence as has it not been said much of the Puma Punku
area was buried therefore excavated.
We also know many stones have been moved and used in other areas which allows ones to question
how many blocks were moved a short distance before being left where we find them today.
Also there is the question I raised earlier of skid marks from a possible explosion?
I will also openly speculate this from my own thoughts -
The 131 metric ton base stone:
What pure evidence is there to prove it is actually a base stone and was not in fact a wall that
toppled during what ever event happened to cause the stones to be scattered?
Yes, speculation upon speculation - but as all history..until proven by fact, it is all speculation
which is why we discuss such exasperating ideas.
Archaeologists argue that the transport of these stones was accomplished by the large labor force of ancient Tiwanaku. Several
theories have been proposed as to how this labor force transported the stones although these theories remain speculative. Two of the more common
proposals involve the use of llama skin ropes and the use of ramps and inclined planes.
If my post's directed at you seem rude, my apologies as they are not meant that way and my straight-forward
personality can be misconstrued on a PC as heavily laden sarcasm therefore I will exact more effort to a more
I would also like to disclose that even though my 'schooling' did not surpass grade 8, I do however own a small construction business
understanding Residential as well as Industrial construction methods such as foundations, stone work and yes, the knowledge of and
building of drainage and retaining wall systems.
Agreeable, that does not make me a professional, merely a speculator.
There have been many times I have stopped my employees during a project to try something academics has referred to such
as megalithic movement on sand and although we did not try the spreading water method recently published, it was an excruciating
As per the water spreading idea...recently I helped my son move his 400 pound pool table so due to the science speculation released of the pouring
method, once outside..on grass and while it was softly raining, we stood the table on one edge trying the method described dragging the table: every
16 to 20 inches it dug in the ground creating a divot needing to be lifted and reposition. What I am saying is do to my fascination with ancient
history, I actually try what science describes finding disassociated results.
Be well all.
edit on 18-5-2014 by HumAnnunaki because: edit