Form follows function and function follows the material. People don’t build a structure and then figure out what to do with it. They don’t select material and then try if it happens to fill the requirements of the function. Easiest and most economic building conventions always triumphs over esthetically pleasing but unfunctional styles.
Human beings always seem to be lazy. They utilize materials, that just barely fill the requirements, that are easily available and easiest and quickest to mold and build. Building technology has always developed towards cheaper and quicker solutions. It is an easily observable trait in the history of city building, building codes and conventions.
Why all the ancient buildings are made of stone? And not just any stone, often the hardest stones, or otherwise functionally justifiable material (quartz, piezoactive material) that is not easily available on the building site, but has to be quarried from miles away and transported. Sometimes over mountains and through unsurmountable obstacles, even for today’s technology. It clearly points out few unassailable facts:
– At time of construction, stone quarring, molding and transportation was the easiest, most functional and quickest way to achieve the functional goals of the building (as opposed to wooden or brick buildings in other areas and times)
– Stone represent the hardest material found on the planet. Selecting stone as building material points to functional needs, rather than esoteric, theosofic or estethic motivations.
– Such functional stability need points to pressures and forces, that can be found only on planetary scale; vulcanic, tectonic, magnetic, electrical, extreme weather anomalies or possibly spontaneous nuclear reaction (possibly advanced weaponry. Without confirmed evidence of such, highly unlikely)
– Furthermore, water is found under several megalithic structures, as well as long, steep and structurally reinforced, precise tunnels. These indicate the possibility of active chemical, thermal of thermonuclear reaction control mechanism.
– The building sites were selected based on the properties specific to that location. Many hypothesis can be build around that fact (geographic, earth’s crust anomalies, Laylines, other magnetoelectrical currents, astronomical concurrences, mathematics, geometry etc) Without further study, I will not venture a guess into that. Just to point out, that location is the strongest relevant factor here.
Obviously, all these observations are relevant at the original building time of megalithic structures, some 12 500 years ago, or more (before Younger Dryas Anomaly).
As summation, all megalithic structures were built to withstand an anticipated, powerful pressure to the structure. The event was well understood based on the highly specific location, building material and building design. Later buildings, mimicking original structures, were clearly Cargo-cult style behaviour, so prevalent in human religious and belief systems.
Chief Astronomer, Dude University
Psychologist, University of Helsinki
Doctor of Divinity (hon), U. L. M.