see the link please. I only discovered that phrase a short time ago which is why it wasnt part of the discussion earlier. Like the phrase 'polygonal masonry', if you dont search on the right phrase you never find what you look for.
The finding of the that phrase however would indeed cover a lot of zosers earlier questions, about the use of soft rocks, precise fits on awkward angles, pock marks, and apparent mold marks in stone, which he argued hard and long for
Now the info has been found to 'possibly support' some of his imaginings, he doesnt want to know about it. Which is odd because it makes him right on a lot of things.
But it also totally eliminates aliens once again.
Now, if and when the inca mixed clay, possibly very silty clay with lots of sand in it, or with sand added to it...and it then sets and ages over the years, it becomes sandstone!
Because sandstone is any small particles, but usually grains of sand, in a mix that binds it. Thats all sandstone is. And clay is a good thing to bind sand.
Many years later, and being exposed to the atmosphere....what was once a mix of wet clay and sand....really does become, what we call sandstone
Now Im not saying its exactly how they did it, but it does solve a lot of riddles.
And oddly, wiki already knew about it.... ????
Edited by seeder, 09 March 2013 - 08:12 PM.