2014.08.01【英译中】Scotland's Stone Age Ruins(7) (411字)

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还是苏格兰遗址……话说遗址君,你这么长你妈妈知道吗!?


“Nowhere else in all Britain or Ireland have such well-preserved stone houses from the Neolithic survived, so Orkney is already punching above its weight,” says Antonia Thomas, an archaeologist at the University of the Highlands and Islands. “To be able to link these structures with art, to see in such a direct and personal way how people embellished their surroundings, is really something.”

“在整个英国或爱尔兰,你再也找不到另一处保存得如此完好的新石器时代石屋。因而,奥克尼已然在挑战它重要性的极限。”高地与岛屿大学的考古学家安东尼娅·托马斯说,“尼斯直观、个性化地展示了其居民美化周围环境的方法,让人能将这些结构与‘艺术’一词相联系。这是考古界的一个巨大收获。”

 

One of the more startling discoveries has been discernible traces of colored pigments on some of the stonework. “I’ve always suspected that color played an important role in people’s lives,” says Card. “I had a sense that they painted their walls, but now we know for sure.”

其中一个震撼人心的发现是一些石艺上可识别的颜料痕迹。“一直以来,我都猜测色彩在人们的生活中占据着很大位置”,卡德说,“我总认为他们会给墙漆上颜色,而如今,我们终于能确认这一猜想了。”

Indeed one of the structures apparently served as a kind of paint shop, complete with piles of pigment still on the floor: powdered hematite (red), ocher (yellow), and galena (white), together with the dimpled rocks and grinding stones that served as mortar and pestle.

的确,遗迹中的其中一个建筑似乎是一个颜料铺。它的地板上仍残留着各色的颜料:红色的赤铁矿粉末、黄色的赫土、白色的方铅矿,加之被用做臼和杵的有凹槽的岩石块和磨石。

Also found among the ruins were prized trade goods such as volcanic glass from as far afield as the Isle of Arran in western Scotland, and high-quality flints from across the archipelago and beyond. These artifacts suggest that Orkney was on an established trade route and that the temple complex on the Ness may have been a site of pilgrimage.

在遗迹中,人们还找到了许多珍贵的贸易品:如产自远若苏格兰西部阿蓝岛的火山琉璃,以及产自奥克尼群岛及更遥远的地区的高品质黑燧石。这些工艺品表明,奥克尼处在一条固定的商贸路线之中,而尼斯遗迹中的庙宇可能是一座圣殿。

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链接君:

苏格兰遗址1:2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland’s Ston

苏格兰遗址2:2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Sto

苏格兰遗址3:2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Stone

苏格兰遗址4:2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Ston

苏格兰遗址5:2014.07.23【英译中】Scotland's Ston

苏格兰遗址6 2014.07.27【英译中】Scotland's Sto

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