FIrst post on this Forum for 2018. Not expecting much traffic. But anyways, have been very intersted in stone softening for a couple years now. Fascinated by the prospect and am interested if there’s any people who have building experience and have fallen down the rabbit hole on this?
Alot of stuff in Peru is very convincing, but from a building efficiency standpoint, really any megalithic work where its polygonal design, or at least, as in the great pyramid, is construction incorporating tight seamed work on non similar stones is really enough. Or I should say is either proof of a stone softening approach, or that these ancient engineers had a terrible case of OCD combined with being glutton for punishment, and had the construction effiency intelligence of an 8 year old. I have a hard time believing anyone who thinks our ancient relatives with the same brain size, would suffer such illiogical construction approaches.
I am not a fan of geopolymers as an explanation for these examples of megalithic seeming 'softened stone’ work. And I am certainly not believing the copper chisles and pounding stones ideas. I believe the bosses or knobs support the stone softening approach, as well as several other aspects that would require images.
Happy to discuss if there’s any interested. Cheers.