Sunday 29 May 2016

Normal-Sized People Can Move Big Rocks

(Picture by Tropenmuseum, part of the National Museum of World Cultures, CC BY-SA 3.0, )

Andy White Anthropology blog has a series of posts on moving megaliths in Indonesia - very interesting and instructive.

And there are videos as well -

There are several short, recent (2009-2014) videos on YouTube that show stones being pulled by the Naga:


  1. Excellent post Tim - really important to broaden the issue as a global phenomenon.

    Makes the recent media splash (mildly sensationalised) that you uploaded, with the greatest of respect, rather wide of the mark of the true organisational and practical capabilities of our own monument builders - which is really what the research should be focused on.

    Euan Mackie was always far ahead of archaeologists of his time - and in many ways still is.

    The first two items of the archaeological challenges in this paper, just shows how far behind our dogmatic archeologists are - repeating what I said before re Jacquetta Hawkes, every age gets the archaeology it deserves!

    Science and ritual are two sides of the same coin. Without advanced knowledge of the astronomical, geometrical/mathematical and geodetic sciences, the sophistication of monuments such as Avebury and Stonehenge is impossible.



    1. Thanks Richard, completely agree. And thanks for the link to what looks like a fascinating paper.

  2. Great block, thank you for precious informations


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