[SCA-AE] Stonehenge mystery solved
rdehwyll at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 22 22:32:02 EDT 2008
From: "rdstraw54 at windstream.net" <rdstraw54 at windstream.net>
To: discussion at aethelmearc.org
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:01:40 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] Stonehenge mystery solved
I notice that he only does his rock moving trick, the bit with the small stones underneath, on a concrete pad.
Not too many of those around when Stonehenge was being built.
I'll believe this when I see that part done on regular old Ground: dirt and grass.
Ummm, this really isn't a new idea. When I was working construction (Far too many years ago, now) and we would be excavating for basements, many times we would come across a boulder too large and heavy for the machinery to handle, so a dozen guys would get on a heavy (8" by 12" by 20' long) lever, and would lift one end. We'd then place a head-sized rock under it, lever the other end up and to the side, add another rock, and start 'walking' it up an earthen ramp to get it out of the pit. Not easy, but doable. No reason the ancients couldn't have done the same thing to move large stones...
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