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Clapham Junction Cart Ruts[696 x 522 jpg]
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|Description ||The largest concentration of cart ruts of Malta.|
|The correct name of the area is Misrah Ghar il-Kbir (Great Cave Square)but it is known colloquially as Clapham Junction because of the large number of "cart tracks". An unexplained feature is that all tracks appear to diverge/converge to a single popint.|
|I seem to remember reading that some of the tracks go under the sea as well. Sea levels were a lot lower in the Mediterranean during the last glaciation, but that would be too early surely. Do we have a date - I assume Neolithic?|
|Some do run into the sea but they reappear within a relatively short distance. The "over the cliff edge" type is more difficult to explain. Some tracks do not stop at the edge but go down a short way so it's not a simple case of rock slide. Very little excavation has been done but as a few tracks are known to run up to entrances of Bronze Age villages they are generally ascribed to the later Bronze Age, somewhere between 900 B.C. and 700 B.C.|
| Is it absolutely certain that they are man-made?|
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