oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The story of the road
The first trails were probably from the dwelling cave to water and to the places where prey might be expected to be found. When a move was necessary through bush country it would have been logical to follow the pathways opened up by game. As people became more civilised and friendly (do the two necessarily go together?) these pathways would have been opened up, but their location would still have been governed by what was there previously, by the desire to avoid denser patches of bush or rocky outcrops.
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