Posted by Ken on July 10, 1998 at 07:58:19:
In response to A possible explanation?, written by Carolyn B on July 09, 1998 at 21:59:43
] As many horse-drawn vehicles travelled along the same route, if the wheels were grinding into the ground along a continuous line, but the horses' hooves where falling in a more random pattern, would the grass under the horses' path be more likely to survive than the grass under the wheels' path??
Yes, that's what I had in mind. And the hooves might have more surface contact area than the wheel rims, too. Then, is it one or more horses between the wheels? Or are they side by side, leaving more of the center untouched? There are so many variables I'd be inclined to make the filmakers do some hypothesis testing before making the movie (-;
- What about.... Carolyn B 08:42:11 7/10/98 (3)
- Wagons etc Earlene 05:30:02 7/12/98 (0)
- Roads, ruts, horses, wagons.... Roger V 12:39:53 7/10/98 (1)
- Now if we could just get an NSF grant to study this ; -) *nfm* Carolyn B 20:12:55 7/10/98 (0)
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