Heuweltjies

Heuweltjies

Heuweltjies - Southern Africa : Given that Heuweltjies are clearly termitaria, it is surprizing that there are so many theories as to their cause. The first theories were geological: an affect of clays and water resulting in a distinctive soil profile with calcrete deposits under the

Given that Heuweltjies are clearly termitaria, it is surprizing that there are so many theories as to their cause.

The first theories were geological: an affect of clays and water resulting in a distinctive soil profile with calcrete deposits under the humps.

Then termites were suggested.

Then it was proposed it was due to small mammals creating mounds to get above the water table.

Then it was proposed that it was due to bushclumps retarding erosion.

12 Sep 2015
Tony Rebelo