Much has been made of Malta’s “mysterious cart ruts”. My basic response is, “Rubbish, they aren’t mysterious at all.” What they are, very clearly, is evidence of stone age masonry, on a massive scale.
So how would that work? It’s simple. Take a hammer stone, made of a hard stone—I’m not a stone age mason with millennia of working with stone as my heritage, so I can’t provide details. However, I can certainly provide the basics. Hammer out a trench. Break out the blocks of stone. Malta, before the end of the last ice age, was high ground, the perfect location to quarry large stone blocks where you could move them greater distances, with the assist of gravity, to construction sites.
The signature of Stone Age masonry
Stone age masonry has a unique signature. The stone is worked with hammer stones, not cut or chiselled. This tends to produce surfaces that are curved, not straight. This is evident in the Maltese “cart ruts”. You also see it in stone ruins found above and below ground in Malta.
The sheer scale of Malta’s “mysterious cart ruts”
What is remarkable about Malta’s “mysterious cart ruts” is their sheer scale. Somewhere off the shoreline of Malta, there are some absolutely massive stone ruins, the smoking gun for an advanced stone age civilization, that predates the end of the last ice age.
We have examples of extremely advanced stone age civilizations in the Americas. There is no reason to believe that advanced stone age civilizations did not exist in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere—beyond the myopia of our academic and archaeological cultures.
There are human “myths”, world wide, that speak of advanced civilizations destroyed by massive floods. We know that apocalyptic levels of flooding occurred at the end of the last ice age, especially along oceanic coasts. Humans tend to build the majority of their cities close to sea level. It is entirely possible that there were what could only be described as “cities” in coastal locations at the end of the last ice age. Those cities would have been inundated by that flooding.
Our assumption that the most meaningful accomplishments in human history have occurred in the past 5,000 years is nonsensical rubbish. The history of homo sapiens goes back 300,000 years, and the history of humanity, a full 3,000,000 years.
Do I think that human civilizations that might predate the end of the last ice age had nuclear power and cell phones? Absolutely not, but there are many examples of remarkably advanced civilizations that predate the Industrial Revolution. Many of those civilizations show evidence of skills and technologies that we, with all our industrial might and tools, are unable to replicate.