how did people thousands of years ago make these inside box cuts in stone that requires diamond tools to work?
I don't get it, why do you need diamond to cut stone?
Also why is diamond considered difficult or significant to get?
Most stone cuting is done with water and sand. Diamond is used for hard metals but is as common today as it was back then- i.e. very common
Those stones aren't actually that hard.
You get the preliminary shape just by grinding them down with other stones.
Then you do the fine cutting with a bronze toothless saw using sand as grit.
Within the sand are particles harder than whatever you're cutting so the grit allows the bronze saw to cut through.
It's exactly how the Egyptians cut rock.
When me and my brothers where younger we lived near mountains so everything was rocky.
There were these rock boulder we would carve things into with chisels and files.
after a while we got good enought to carve near perfect lines and shapes using string and rulers.
It took a while, but it was far from impossible.
we made better looking shit than op's picture sometimes.
in the end we left it all there in the woods, im grow now and I wonder if people will find those sculptures and think its some ancient civilization.
Humans are so gullible, kek.
They would help you figure it out but you keep calling them niggers...
That is tuff stone, quite easy to work with.
because it acts as a fantastic abrassive.
moreso than sand due to chemical makeup.
most sand is made of silicon and although they share the same crystaline-lattice structure making them 'gem-y' looking, the covalent bond strength for the diamonds carbon structure is MUCH MUCH stronger making it much tougher to break down.
thats why all the new shit coming out with nanotech using carbon nanotubes and graphene and so on will let us see building materials that are unheard of with todays standards.
Molten? Are you trolling or just retarded?
Concrete poured into a mold is referred to as 'cast'. Ancient Romans had concrete. There are legends of a similar construction technique being used in Mesoamerica (see: Machu Picchu).
I bet you think gold isn't rare either. Geological information surveys and high-powered mining equipment accounts for how often you see extremely rare resources.
there are many ways to do that, first if i remember well that one is on peru, the metod to cut stone was pretty simple, they used a chisel to make small holes on the stone close to each other then they filled the holes with water, the place is a desert with hot days and cold nights so the constant preasures of the water going from liquid to ice cut the stone after a few days, also people didnt got to make a perfect form on their first try there are places that are giant trash cans for failed attemps to make a stone sculpture.
They probably just set up a Haste II beacon within range and used an Efficiency V diamond pickaxe, you fucking retard.
yeah its the most retaded shit i ever saw, if the aztec and the incas had microwave technology, cellphones and laptos i could agree with the idea of ancient ilegal aliens but the just cut stone on a rather practical way.
Not macchu picchu but same civilization
>Extremely easy to work with
Pretty easily... even today they don't use diamond tools to cut stone, you potato.
Next you are gonna ask how they built the pyramids without lights.
FYI a combination of building it from the inside out and using seawater lights with tiny wick flames to light the way without dying from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Thank god for Mr. Wizard when I was a kid.
these are made from granite and limestone. You cant cast that or cut it with copper, iron, or steel tools. It's the argument for alien technology.
the ancient people could have just learned about diamonds and their hardness and used them as tools to chip away at them.
No, they are extremely common, idiot. Not all diamonds are gem quality, and of the ones that are, a large percentage are uncirculated in order that they shouldn't flood the market.
Limestone is easy as fuck to cut. Granite not so much but it can be done using the method described by >>721451232.
The problem with the world is that the Industrial Revolution created NEET motherfuckers who don't know shit and have never done manual labor in their lives.
>thousands of years ago
that stone carving isnt even 2000 years old.
its from a 6th/7th century temple in western bolivia. theres tons of that shit in that area. it does not exceed ancient egypt precision or building complexity.
roobelidoodeliydoo, op is a faggot.
its not wanter and sand, its water and sand AND pressure, done with high tech machinery. you try getting that kinda pressure with out machines, its either that or wait a few thousand/million years.
rubies and emeralds are so much more rare, but cheaper. it's all just a marketing gimmick and as you said, holding millions of diamonds in vaults to artificially inflate the price.
you can literally find diamonds laying on the ground near mountains that were once active volcanoes as they are ejected during eruptions. theres a national park in the US where you can pan for diamonds and people typically find lots of them. Not all diamonds are jeweler quality, but they are not rare.
>Not understanding the difference between hardness and brittleness/density.
Diamonds are good for cutting, you can't just go smashing them into a rock with a hammer or they'll shatter you fucking dunce.
Diamond is not required to cut stone, What you are looking at is easily achievable with bronze age technology. Just because you don't understand mineralogy, or history, does not make this a mystery.
Skills are lost methods forgotten. In an age of stone or copper is nots unreasonable to assume they utilized methods to work with the primary material of their time
I mean FUCK would you expect an ancient Egyptian architect to be incapable of teaching you something about working with stone that you didn't already know.
>"Ancient people could have learned about diamonds and their hardness and used them to chip away at the stone"
>Chip away, implying a striking motion using one item to hit another
You gonna chip away with diamond dust?
On a microscopic scale, what do you think is happening in a slurry? Tiny pieces...carried by a liquid...hitting a bigger piece. Put the dunce cap on your thick skull and sit in the corner.
though, its funny how this "devils door" that was praised by the incas as the "door to praise Mamapacha" (mother earth)
Maybe people were just as advanced as us back then and greed lust and power killed them off like we're doing right now. History repeats itself...unless it's in stone all other things eventually turn to dirt
this is now my personal dump
1: Aliens did it.
2: Aliens gave us the technology to do it, and we lost it along with any hard proof.
3: We used to have extreme technology which made things like this very easy. We did it all the time and the shit we made had some sort of function or it was just so easy to do we decided "hey, why not build a bunch of useless shit and call it art". There were tons of random rock what-you-may-have-its but they have deteriorated beyond any recognizable state. Since then the higher technology has been lost throughout the ages, along with any hard evidence of it's existence.
4: This shit was vary hard to do. It was manageable with things available at that time but it took fucking ages to do, it was hard work, they would need to have used tools we don't credit them having because of a lack of proof. And these structures served no other purpose than superstition.
It is probably number 4 because that one requires the least amount of assumptions. Or maybe it's not, only dumb people need to be told what to think.
Just because you never experienced a world without cellular telephones and digital cameras doesn't mean no one else did child. Aren't you a little young to be on here?
not even quads, that shit was quints.
5 toes on that grill
5 repeating digits
The digits were 5's themselves
The aliens are in this thread, it's a sign!!
I get that you think that you are smart and that you think that what you wrote is smart, but just a glance at what you wrote makes you look like a middle school student trying hard to look intelligent.
wow... they're both vaguely T shaped. You might just be onto something here!
ancient roads and old city grid just off the coast of africa.
well if it makes you feel any better, not only am I not a middle school student.
but I don't consider myself smart.
your move asshat.
That doesn't require diamond tooling, just tooling out of stone with an equal or greater hardness as the workpiece. Traditional stoneworking tools of numerous early civilizations would have been sufficient. Turn off Discovery channel, its garbage,
The jokes on you again fuckboi.
I don't work.
>stone on stone creates prefectly flat surfaces with magnetic charge in it
Yeah, that should have been obvious.
Pic related it's you.
i thought they went to egypt and mexico
>iStock_12035662_LARGE.jpg (1.85 MB, 3008x2000)
I'm afraid to open it, a resolution that big would surely rip my monitor in two.
Probably a 'concrete' casting.
The short answer is they didn't 'cut' it, they molded it.
For example, people have been baking clay for pots and shingles for huts for well over 8,000 years
No stone carving "requires" diamond tools. Any stone can be broken or worn down by itself. Better tools just make the job faster and easier.
They had a long series of stone tools that quickly wore down and needed replacing. Fortunately it was thousands of years ago so there was nothing else for them to do with their time.
They did, the main group landed in Turkey and then settled in Egypt trying to rebuild their civ 1000 years later.
The Yucatan and western South America were other regions in which refugees settled.
Yes, diamond tooling grinds easier and is more efficient, but synthetic PCD tools are even a bigger improvement on that. Just because a new kind of tool is better, and we'd use it today, doesn't mean no one could ever make anything in the past because they didn't have the tools we'd use now. They made shit to the best of their abilities given the time, tooling, and design requirements.
You'll notice the workmanship get sloppier at the top of columns a lot, where they'd put the new guys or work too fast and cut corners, because that high up it's harder to make out great detail, for instance.
These were skilled and practical craftsmen, not gods.
>don't speculate on things above your pay grade.
You do realize how fucking stupid that sounds, right?
I can't even begin to explain to you the level of autism you would need to reach to write that, but I guess you would know...
At the end of the Younger Dryas, the ice caps melted down to their current state in fast spurts within a few decades. This flooded the planet, along with that, the weight that was once on the poles subsided. This resulted in what's called isostatic depression and rebound.
At the poles, the crust rebounded up when the weight was lifted. Toward the equator, the crust sunk into the earth in reaction to that bulgining on the poles. This literally sunk the crust downwards, while sea levels rose 400 feet independently.
Atlantis was literally sunk beneath the waves, 9,500 years ago. It's in the middle of the Atlantic, the azores are mountains of the continent.
It was a joke that was meant to say. Hey there are actual factual evidence that ancient civilizations made every single one of these ancient wonders themselves and by saying aliens did, you are taking away accomplishments that were achieved with human ingenuity. No aliens did fucking not have anything to do with our history, there is no evidence of them or there meddling with us.
Here's my 2c
if you grind together two stones of the same hardness, they will grind down evenly on both the object piece, and the stone you are using on it. So, using plenty of other stones of the same material as hand tools, slowly grinding down on the object piece. As the abrasive stone wears down, it gets chucked away and replaced. However to do the fine work, a smaller abrasive stone would be required. To make something like the item in OP's pic, this would probably be several years work by a team of masons..
The flooding, rise in sea levels, isostatic rebound/depression is not up for debate. It is a scientific reality. Imaging in the Atlantic has revealed pyramid and buliding structures beneath the waves. Plato's account of Solon's findings in Egypt is very explicit and literal in its description of Atlantis, all the way down to the date of destruction.
>It was a joke that was meant to say.
>Hey there are actual factual evidence
I'm not gonna fault you on this one, only because it rhymes a bit and I know you didn't mean it to.
Overall score is still 0/10
Your reply made no sense in context, better luck next time.
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That is you, I'm not sure if that was obvious or not, but that is you in the picture. I'm mocking you, if that wasn't clear.
If you had the technology to burn up suns worth of energy to get some capable ship to to this planet, and went to set up your base camp, why would you make it out of ground stone and not metals or composites?
It wasn't aliens, they were a renaissance-ish level civilization. Aliens is a well poisoning distraction. Ask yourself why Northern European haplogroups are found in all global native popuatlions and where mitochondrial haplogroup X came from.
Actually most of the gold on earth is unreachable using current standards. The truth, there is enough gold within our planet to coat the entire surface with approx fifteen inches of it. Learn to read scientific journals...
Far far in the future when the earth will be completely human engineered as a massive machine, spacecraft we'll access all we need.
Parasites are extremely hard to eradicate. Even if we have a global ELE that would extinguish all life, life would still manifest leading to intelligence as we know it today again.
Eventually, the earth will be a machine.
Hi Anon. I see you called someone a "faggot" I'm assuming you meant this jokingly, but I've been mulling this over in my head for several minutes and it does not sit right.
Let me please (re)iterate you on this word. Not only does it aim hatred at a large group of people that I myself and many of my friends are a part of, the word has the power to tear down and undermine a fight that we have been fighting for decades. I don't know where you stand on the issue, but I'm assuming you value your rights to equality as a citizen of this country.
You may think that this is only a word, a mere configuration of letters, but this word is the foundation that keeps LGBT people held in the depths of inequality, while men like yourself toss around hateful slurs in a joking way thinking immaturely that you are immune to hurting anyone. This is not true. Next time you throw this word out (however jokingly and privately you may thing you are using this- in this era NOTHING is ever private), think about those who have struggled for the right to feel safe in their own country.
The word "faggot" creates a hostile environment and makes many LGBT people feel unsafe around those who have enough power in society to use such words. Don't make me feel unsafe. I have a right to my safety. And although I have tremendous pride in being a mature, strong, bisexual woman, it really sucks when your words get in the way of my pride. Thanks for your attention.
Even if it was mankind killing itself there'd be a small pocket that'd survive in Africa. Then eventually some uppity niggers would end up migrating and starting the whole very short process all over again.
I see they created the cricket paddle as well.
We didn't have cellphones or even digital cameras when I was young you must be young dumbe and full of another mans cum