In my low-fantasy world wood is a very limited resource because all forests are haunted. Cutting a tree often means drawing the wrath of the creatures living in the woods, resulting in some very gruesome death. Exterminating the creatures in the woods is not even a possibility, because these places are ever-changing labyrinths and nobody who tried to enter them ever returned. So civilizations had to develop without relying on wood.
I already read many questions about similar settings and found a lot of interesting ideas. Using rock or clay for buildings, fortifications and furniture, animal blubber or dung for combustion, and so on. But there's one aspect I wasn't able to find any elaborate answer about: transportation. In our world for thousand of years wood was used to build carts and boats and other ways to transport people and goods. And if in my setting rock is such an important natural resource, I suppose there's the primary need to find an efficient way to move it.
I could just add to my world some giant turtles and say that people hunt them to use their shells as a material for carts, or stuff like that, but if possible I'd like to find some more grounded alternative. I suppose sea transportation is more or less impossible without wood, but about land transportation, is there some solid alternative that can be used? At a certain point of the timeline my plan is to make some societies reach a level of metal craft good enough to develop clockpunk technology, but before that how could they have transported for medium or long distances the natural resources they needed?