reply to post by pityocamptes
I would be interested in learning what architecture that you are referring to.
• Stakes, and simple rope connecting them, can offer the blue-print for the Nazca lines. Then, you simply need a creative artist behind the image to
create a scaled-down version which the workers would enlarge to create the behemoth images we now see from the sky.
• Private builders, and skilled masons were most likely hired out to undertake the carving, moving, stacking, etc of the pyramids from both the
Mesoamerican, and Egyptian lands. Along with (if you still accept it) mass quantities of slave labor.
As the poster above me also said: pulleys, chisels, ramps, ropes, levers. The ancient world was not a collection of illiterate, unintelligent
proto-men running around without any idea of how the world worked. Much of the math, tools, irrigation, agricultural advances, and scientific formulas
we now rely on had their seeds and germination in the ancient world.
For all that the Greeks did, it was the Babylonians who practiced addition, subtraction, multiplication, and early algebra. Egypt refined, honed, and
perfected geometry. India and the Hindus had the first concept of zero, etc. The ancient world is alive with innovation, creation, and inventive logic
So, how did we do it? By the skin of our backs, and the power of our minds. If you believe that humans are too stupid to cut stones, life heavy things
in groups, and utilize rope/pulley systems to move objects then that is your own belief. I just don't think we would have survived 10,000 years if we
were that stupid.
~ Wandering Scribe