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Fragmented Stone Monuments..the quick-build pyramid.
Through research of geology and monuments, putting forth a simplified theory of harvesting and stacking fragmented stone for monument construction, allows another understanding on how certain monuments of old were created from nature's own design feature, with minimal help from man.
Offered here is possible evidence of other 'construct methods' in the area of ancient monuments.
Without dismissing the claim of advanced manipulated stonework, it becomes obvious studying geology of seismic geometric fracturing, that this earthen natural geometric fractured stone 'could' be harvested and used to create monuments. It would be a simplified and idealistic way to insure perfect jigsaw fitting.
There is a difference between fragmented stone and manipulated stone.
Custom cut stone is known technically as the Dry Ashlar Masonry method.
This skill level is directed towards the more advanced ancient monuments where finely manipulated stone cutting procedures are used.
Fragmented stone is a natural occurrence created by seismic activity with water induced elements. Water and ice decimate stone, fragmenting it into natural puzzle piece shapes.
There is evidence where the ancients used the fragmented stone and restacked it in their monuments.
Fractured stone at ground level can be harvested and stood up in wall fashion using its original formation without modifications; it can also be used this way for foundations or a stacked stone monument.
Known as 'megalithic, colossal, polygonal, cyclopean' etcetera; this type of build structure is found world wide.
"Cyclopean masonry is a type of stonework found in Mycenaean architecture, built with massive limestone boulders, roughly fitted together with minimal clearance between adjacent stones and no use of mortar. The boulders typically seem unworked, but some may have been worked roughly with a hammer and the gaps between boulders filled in with smaller chunks of limestone."
(Mycenaean cyclopean wall)
The type of stone harvesting from 'natural ground fractured' stone would fit together like a jigsaw puzzle appearing mysterious questioning how it was done.
In places such as Japan's Imperial Palace megalithic walls, Italy's various amazing cyclopean walls and foundations, Malta or Greece;
Various other global structures and yes, possibly even the magnificent walls of Peru's Sacsayhuaman. Some of the base stones used at the great monuments of Giza appear as slightly manipulated fragmented ground stone, for examples.
(above picture of Città di Cosa Ansedonia,Tuscany..not Sacsayhuaman)
Cup and Hole signature marks found on various megaliths are created by natural elements of a smaller stone working against a larger stone throughout years of seasonal climate change before the stone is harvested.
Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan Canada offers a fine example of ground-stone that could easily be harvested for walls, foundations, etcetra.
Re-assembling fragmented ground stone as a wall would have everyone guessing how the stone was manufactured; but it's all created from mother nature with man's minor ingenuity of harvesting and stacking natural fragmented stone.
If the stone harvested is used as 'outside walls' with fill on the inside, it would simplify the procedure making an impressive pyramid and or monument without the need for custom cut and fitted stones.(Alaca Hoyuk, Turkey)
Agreed you still need to locate, organize, plan and execute the harvesting and removal of fragmented stone, plus move and erect the stones; however interlocking stacked fragmented stones to create square-based monuments would simplify the task.
"In geology and geomorphology, a tessellated pavement is a relatively flat rock surface that is subdivided into more or less regular rectangles, blocks approaching rectangles, or irregular or regular polygons by fractures, frequently systematic joints, within the rock. This type of rock pavement bears this name because it is fractured into polygonal blocks that resemble tiles of a mosaic floor, or tessellations."
(above picture is of Australian Tessellated Beach Rock)
Erecting the same harvested stone puzzle sequence would allow simple unfinished breaking or slight chiseling of 'back and side surfacing' to create angular or circular shaped monuments with a purely natural stone front surface eliminating complex compound designs.
By re-using Earth's natural element of design, fragmented stone supplies a relatively easy way of constructing megalithic walls, to monuments, or the fast build pyramid procedure.
"The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time."
quote by Henry David Thoreau
Copyright research of JD Jeffrey 2019
Italy's Cyclopean Walls and Foundations
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