2014.08.04【英译中】Scotland's Stone Age Ruins(8) (454字/10句)

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More intriguing than the items traders and pilgrims brought to the site, say archaeologists, is what they took away: ideas and inspiration. Distinctive colored pottery sherds found at the Ness and elsewhere, for example, suggest that the trademark style of grooved pottery that became almost universal throughout Neolithic Britain had its origin in Orkney. It may well be that rich and sophisticated Orcadians were setting the fashion agendas of the day.
考古学家们说,比起商人、朝圣者们带到尼斯的物品,更吸引人的是他们从尼斯带走的东西——即理念和灵感。例如,出土于尼斯及其他地方的、极具特色的彩色陶器碎片表明,几乎风靡全新石器时代英国的一种纹路独特的陶器正是源自奥克尼。富裕而有品位的奥克尼人或许正是当时时尚界的领军者。


This is totally at odds with the old received wisdom that anything cultural must have come from the genteel south to improve the barbarian north,” laughs Roy Towers, a Scottish archaeological ceramicist and the site’s pottery specialist. “It seems to have been just the reverse here.”
“传统观点认为,所有文化都是由优雅的南方传向野蛮的北方,而尼斯展现给人们的却与这一观点全然不同。”来自苏格兰的考古陶瓷艺术家、同时亦是尼斯遗址陶器专家的罗伊·托尔斯笑着说。“在这里,事情似乎截然相反。”


Traders and pilgrims also returned home with recollections of the magnificent temple complex they had seen and notions about celebrating special places in the landscape the way the Orcadians did—ideas which, centuries later, would find their ultimate expression at Stonehenge.
此外,商人和朝圣者们还带走了珍贵的记忆,包括他们曾目睹的、华丽的庙宇建筑群,以及奥克尼人歌颂一片独特风景的理念。几个世纪后的巨石阵,正是这些理念的最终形态。


Why Orkney of all places? How did this scatter of islands off the northern tip of Scotland come to be such a technological, cultural, and spiritual powerhouse? “For starters, you have to stop thinking of Orkney as remote,” says Caroline Wickham-Jones, a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Aberdeen. “For most of history, from the Neolithic to the Second World War, Orkney was an important maritime hub, a place that was on the way to everywhere.”
可究竟为什么是奥克尼呢?这个苏格兰北角的群岛究竟是如何成为这样一个科技、文化、精神源泉的呢?“首先,你不能再以为奥克尼是一个偏僻的地方,”阿伯丁大学的考古学讲师卡洛琳·威科姆-琼斯说。“从新石器时代到二战,在人类历史的大部分时光里,奥克尼一直都是重要的海运中心,是一个通往世界各地之所。”

苏格兰遗址1-7:

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苏格兰遗址2:2014.07.18【英译中】Scotland's Sto

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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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