Egyptologist, carve us a vase: stoneworking tools and methods

BrokenAgate

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There's that "somehow" method again! Somehow, they carved this diorite vase from primitive tools. Look at the handles on that. How long would it take to drill those using a wooden stick with a stone or metal blade attached? And what kind of metal? Copper or bronze, possibly iron. Regardless, it would be a lot of work for one pretty vase. And in the end, would you wind up with something so perfectly symmetrical? This looks as if it were cast in a mold, or 3D printed, or something. Certainly not painstakingly pounded out of a block and then hammered into shape.
 

BStankman

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There's that "somehow" method again! Somehow, they carved this diorite vase from primitive tools. Look at the handles on that. How long would it take to drill those using a wooden stick with a stone or metal blade attached? And what kind of metal? Copper or bronze, possibly iron. Regardless, it would be a lot of work for one pretty vase. And in the end, would you wind up with something so perfectly symmetrical? This looks as if it were cast in a mold, or 3D printed, or something. Certainly not painstakingly pounded out of a block and then hammered into shape.
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Good luck battling the ego. They have invested time and money listening to "authorities."

Reminds me of two pertinent quotes.

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
- Mark Twain

Admitting one's ignorance is the first step in acquiring knowledge.
- Socrates
 
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