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The cart ruts of Malta: an applied geomorphology approach

  • Derek Mottershead (a1), Alastair Pearson (a1) and Martin Schaefer (a1)

The mysterious rock-cut cart ruts of Malta are here examined by geomorphologists. They find that the ruts could be caused by two-wheeled carts with a gauge of 1.40m carrying moderate loads. In wet weather the carts would gradually cut into the limestone and reach their ground clearance of 0.675m, causing the carriers to try another route – so there are plenty of them.

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