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Originally posted by SinMaker
A stone that heavy would leave deep indelible marks in the ground as it walked.
It would fall in my humble opinion.
The ground soil looks very soft based on the digging of the very tall statue site. But a cool find nonetheless OP.
Keep us thinking.
Originally posted by Doodle19815
reply to post by syrinx high priest
Ya know, that is a good point. How long did it take to make these things with the available tools? Months? A year?
I know when I work hard on something, (especially something valuable), I try to save it even if I make a mistake. I don't think I would leave it as waste by the wayside? Just my opinion.
Also, they were said to have mystical "powers". They were there to protect the group. Would they leave something to waste that they perceived as magical?
I don't think the experts will ever have all the answers, but this is one of my favorite mysteries.
ETA - another pic of the dirt for those with questions.
i.dailymail.co.uk...edit on 24-10-2012 by Doodle19815 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by HolgerTheDane2
Depends on the firmness of the ground me thinks.
reply to post by Doodle19815
Yeah thats what I'm thinking.. Those ones which go deep into the ground wouldn't of been that easy to move across the Island.
Originally posted by davcwebb
Mystery solved; at least on flat land. Not sure how this method would work on the type topography that exists on Easter Island where the other statues are located.
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
Here's the "debunking" video.
Basically it says the NG Theory is bullpoop because this technique only works on flat terrein, and most of the statues are in elevated and rocky terrain, making it impossible to use the shown technique.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
This was done with a relatively unskilled crew, without anyone leading cadence, and probably none too used to the work. Give them a year or two and having walked a few more of these along the path, and they'll be walking as many Moai into place as the original Polynesian islanders.