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originally posted by: Eunuchorn
a reply to: punkinworks10
Or there were still giant humanoids during this time period & these were like coins to them.
originally posted by: Judgie
a reply to: stormcell
Well other than the obvious erosion on the discs through time, it does appear that they are somewhat polished to me. But hey, I havn't been there to actually measure this, I am relying on the photos I can see which is kind of sub par.
This is the remarkable thing tho, yes you could quarry limestone with other stone tools. I guess it really comes down to why they did this. I find it hard to believe that they extended all this effort to invent a money system as apposed to inheriting a bunch of weird rocks and assigning value to them later.
The smooth finish on them is amazing and though 5 tons isn't a huge weight, it would require at least 50 men to carry this. Though they are round so they can be rolled which makes this a little bit easier I guess. But how would a people with big round discs not invent a wheel? I know they didn't have animals on the island to pull a cart but even a wheel barrow or something else surely would have been achievable by this standard.
I am somewhat puzzled with this.