posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 09:17 AM
Originally posted by fulllotusqigong
reply to post by RA777
Debunking David Hatcher-Childress' new book on ancient megaliths in South America -- I have a response from a professor in archaeology, Dennis Ogburn,
who specializes in South American archaeology in Peru and Ecuador:
The stones were shaped by hand, primarily using harder rounded stones (often quartz river cobbles), and I've seen a number of these in the stone
quarries. They also used some bronze tools to extract blocks, but the shaping involving battering the blocks with the hammerstones. Moving the largest
stones involved dragging them with ropes, and often required a thousand men or more. They only moved the largest stones over short distances of a few
kilometers. The stones they moved up to Ecuador were still quite large, but only up to about 700 kg/1,500 lbs - these I suspect were carried on
something made from wooden poles, like a litter. Archaeologists and other researchers have done quite a bit of work on these questions, and there is
plenty of historical and archaeological evidence to show that the Incas were quite capable of doing these things using very basic technology in
combination with the labor of many thousands of their subjects.
OK, debunking DHC is child's play, as his "research" is a step further than wishful thinkin, that is if anything more than wishful thinkin at all.
This said, im sorry but i cant be brought to believe they carried those massive boulders over ruff terrain/jungle/mountains etc...then attacked them
with soft metal tools and yet achieved such level of precision. It simply doesnt make any sense. besides, coordinating thousands of men to pull a
multi-ton rock, and how many giant rocks are there is Sacsayhuaman? How many expedition would have required them to get them all there? How many
forest needed to be cut for a 1000s men workforce to pass? What did they eat?
And once again, soft metal tools wont give this sort of result:
Protzen theory is that to achieve these perfectly fitting stones they bashedat them with (if i remember right) quartzite stone hammers first by making
a ruff shape, then test fit them, take them off again, and keep at it till the fit is snug. I suppose we all realize that those massive boulders at
Sacsyhuaman would be quite hard to move about to make all these adjustments, and that the walls pictured below are of a precision no stone hammer can
See the tiny darker area? Its actually a 20cent size rock, it is dark cause evrybody touches it. It keeps its size the whole width of the wall. Hard
to believe soft metal tools and rock hammers made it.
Same goes for these supposed quarry sites.
Unfortunatley i cant provide any proof to support ANY alternative theory, but here is proof of how we move a giant rock today:
If you want there are videos on the tube of Levitated Mass slowly travelin from its quarry to its destination. Quite impressive if you ask
edit on 1-8-2013 by bon3z because: (no reason given)