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Fawcett relates that at first he dismissed it as a "tall tale", then after hearing further accounts, as a "popular tradition" but eventually he heard another story that convinced him of the existance of this plant that can soften rock. This later story involved a man wearing spurs who, having lost his horse, was forced to walk some distance and passed through thick bush to find on the other side that his spurs had been eaten away. On discussing the matter, this man was informed that what had eaten his spurs away was the wide patch of growth of a certain plant "about a foot high, with dark reddish leaves" that he had passed through. He was told "... That's the stuff the Incas used for shaping stones. The juice will soften rock up till it's like paste. ..."
originally posted by: Tindalos2013
a reply to: jeep3r
One explanation about ancient engineering that I have heard about is that some sort of chemical was used to soften the stone.
The "science of Archgaeology is simply not based on the evidence available.
originally posted by: jeep3rs
a reply to: Harte
Somebody with 42 million stars (acc. to your profile) is of course welcome to post a comment. BTW: If you know a trick how to get that many stars, please send me a PM ...