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Douglas A. Palmer PhD
I am not a professionally trained archaeologist. I am a physicist by training. Until recently I was a research scientist at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Informationat the University if California at San Diego. I worked closely with several groups funded by the National Geographic Society to develop equipment for archaeological investigations. In a bit of inspiration I conceived of a for the of the Egyptian Pyramids that may not have been obvious to others. I communicated this to Prof. Thomas Levy and he encouraged me to put the idea to the test. We secured private funding funding to perform the engineering and with a handful of student interns we built and tested the concept to everyone's satisfaction. It included moving a 1200 Kg block. We documented the results carefully and Tom suggested that I publish in the EXARC Journal. EXARC would be an excellent forum to exchange ideas, information, and suggest additional experiments.
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