I bet the ancients wished they had a nearby Wall Mart eh?
The people in the video use soft steel, and like they say in the video, they had to change chisels every 5 minutes.
And what do they find in Egypt and Peru? Many chisels, but yes, not steel ones, not even soft steel ones.
But at least you can see them work stone using archaic methods, like they have done for thousands of years.
And about the Incas again: Garcilaso de la Vega, despite his Spanish name, was a full blooded Inca (or better a "Quechua", but people will never learn, I know), and he is the only one who described in detail how his ancestors built their temples. They used primitive tools and a lot of muscle power. The art went from father to son, just like with the Hindus in the video.
But how did De la Vega know all this? He learned it from an uncle who told him everything about their past. He was born 8 years after the conquest by the Spaniards, but when he grew up, he and his people still lived as they had done for ages.
Edited by Abramelin, 10 December 2012 - 09:00 PM.