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The finds in Algeria are relatively recent. I discovered the first structures there in summer 2019. In contrast to the classic desert kites, which intercept the game on their migrations with long guide fences, the funnels here are quite short and often lead uphill from a gully or hollow to end after only a few metres in one or more small boxes. Since this area used to be a landscape full of lakes and ponds criss-crossed by watercourses, I spontaneously hypothesise that these formations may have been hippopotamus traps. The hollows may have been watercourses from which hippos came ashore at night to graze. Short guide walls were sufficient to lead the animals into the trap pits at their end.

Algeria: Adrar / Tamanrasset

(Geographical coordinates below the pictures.)
25.06948, 0.67181
25.06948, 0.67181
25.0683816, 0.6716647
25.0683816, 0.6716647
25.0650376, 0.6678495
25.0650376, 0.6678495
25.0635845, 0.665457
25.0635845, 0.665457
25.0430324, 0.6872936
25.0430324, 0.6872936
25.0392127, 0.6900934
25.0392127, 0.6900934
25.0359717, 0.684206
25.0359717, 0.684206
24.6084, 2.20553
24.6084, 2.20553
24.68555, 2.43041
24.68555, 2.43041
24.77157, 1.57514
24.77157, 1.57514
24.629082, 1.466479
24.629082, 1.466479
24.633407, 2.289538
24.633407, 2.289538
24.634627, 2.360647
24.634627, 2.360647
24.651358, 1.469559
24.651358, 1.469559
24.663601, 1.501652
24.663601, 1.501652
24.673705, 1.507395
24.673705, 1.507395
24.674743, 2.359328
24.674743, 2.359328
24.706667, 1.522245
24.706667, 1.522245
24.708258, 1.552447
24.708258, 1.552447
24.710930, 1.566865
24.710930, 1.566865
24.769128, 1.026876
24.769128, 1.026876
24.711962, 2.454968
24.711962, 2.454968
24.721263, 1.558672
24.721263, 1.558672
24.728104, 1.565968
24.728104, 1.565968
24.730052, 1.961585
24.730052, 1.961585
24.740002, 1.417788
24.740002, 1.417788
24.742790, 1.422594
24.742790, 1.422594
24.751986, 1.497656
24.751986, 1.497656
24.755466, 1.477678
24.755466, 1.477678
24.757085, 1.475817
24.757085, 1.475817
24,758191, 1,574922
24,758191, 1,574922
24.758544, 1.568613
24.758544, 1.568613
24.759260, 1.572103
24.759260, 1.572103
24.764062, 1.570664
24.764062, 1.570664
24.771962, 1.451210
24.771962, 1.451210
24.784414, 1.462802
24.784414, 1.462802
24.814805, 1.435115
24.814805, 1.435115
24.824632, 1.428531
24.824632, 1.428531
24.884538, 1.542816
24.884538, 1.542816
25.148322, 1.544674
25.148322, 1.544674
25.149627, 1.543998
25.149627, 1.543998
25.164024, 2.588969
25.164024, 2.588969
25.263346, 1.499622
25.263346, 1.499622
25,097296, 1,584476
25,097296, 1,584476
25,094493, 1,587271
25,094493, 1,587271
25,151347, 1,565622
25,151347, 1,565622
24,999494, 1,312840
24,999494, 1,312840
25,001250, 1,627001
25,001250, 1,627001
24,988344, 1,649853
24,988344, 1,649853
26.010138, 3.573275
26.010138, 3.573275
26.011716, 3.565645
26.011716, 3.565645
26.015340, 3.558226
26.015340, 3.558226
26,113787, 3,458506
26,113787, 3,458506
26,116164, 3,459167
26,116164, 3,459167
24,811981, 1,056265
24,811981, 1,056265
24,824531, 1,075669
24,824531, 1,075669
24,690777, 2,015618
24,690777, 2,015618
25,063027, 2,640517
25,063027, 2,640517
25,070852, 2,669406
25,070852, 2,669406
25,069455, 2,666763
25,069455, 2,666763
25,006710, 2,678090
25,006710, 2,678090
24,999164, 2,644848
24,999164, 2,644848
25,173757, 2,608040
25,173757, 2,608040
25,174961, 2,607050
25,174961, 2,607050
25,233355, 2,592981
25,233355, 2,592981
25,082485, 2,779521
25,082485, 2,779521
25,322373, 1,711369
25,322373, 1,711369
25,999663, 4,106488
25,999663, 4,106488
24,819685, 1,362230
24,819685, 1,362230
24,787525, 1,377485
24,787525, 1,377485
26,521119, 0,706748
26,521119, 0,706748
26,282030, 3,824879
26,282030, 3,824879

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These pictures are only a small selection. All the objects I found are included in the following download (Google Earth required): Download placemarks of about 1,100 kites >




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