Using what he believes are the original methods, retired carpenter W.T. Wallington has recreated his own version of the ancient megalith.
According to Wallington, “over the years, many times I had to improvise on tools that were not at hand in order to get the job done,” he writes. “At one of these times, about 20 years ago, I had to remove some 1,200-pound, saw-cut concrete blocks from an existing floor. The problem was that we did not have a machine that could reach some of the blocks. The only obvious answer was to break the blocks into smaller pieces with a sledgehammer and load them into a wheelbarrow. To me, this seemed to be too much labor at the time, so I improvised.”
But did they have concrete slabs to work on back then? Not sure the 2-pebble technique works on soil/dirt, but I suppose they could manage by placing rocks in the path they wanted to travel. Whatever the case, still impressed.