Paleosol Site

Not far from uMgungundlovu is an interesting paleosol site. Paleosols (from the Greek word palaeo, meaning old) is fossilised soil. Most soils are old and over time have probably experienced significant environmental changes. In some areas, evidence of these changes has been preserved in the ground by associated soil forming processes. It can be recognised by the identification of certain characteristics including surface patterns, soil profile structure, soil horizons and microscopic detail such as the degree of reddening of mineral surfaces.

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