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pectiniforme

English translation: pectiniform

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Spanish term or phrase:pectiniforme
English translation:pectiniform
Entered by: Gilla Evans
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16:25 Jul 25, 2010
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Archaeology
Spanish term or phrase: pectiniforme
I'm translating an article on prehistoric rock art and I need help translating "pectiniforme" It refers to a very simple shape, looking a bit like a comb, an horizontal line to which are added vertical strokes representing the legs, very schematic
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pectiniform
Explanation:
This is the word used in English in relation to cave paintings.

See:

"There is here a similarity to the pectiniform or comb-like symbol found in caves and rock-shelters on the Continent."

ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol.../69_122_137.pdf

"this site we can see 2 figures made with red pigment: a Pectiniform in horizontal position made with a thin trace - its dimensions are 3cm.higth/3.5cm wide -, and a sun shaped figure placed over the previus figure, made from a circunference of thin trace with 0,3 cm. and a diameter of 1´7 cm. From it, spread nine perimetral traces of 1 cm long. It was made with red pigment and its conservation status is not very good."

http://www.europreart.net/cgi-bin/baserun.cgi?_cfg=record.cf...

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Gilla Evans
Local time: 08:49
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thank you so much! it's exactly whatt I needed and the link is most helpful, I'm sure it'll be very useful for checking other terminology. Thanks again Gilla.
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pectiniform


Explanation:
This is the word used in English in relation to cave paintings.

See:

"There is here a similarity to the pectiniform or comb-like symbol found in caves and rock-shelters on the Continent."

ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol.../69_122_137.pdf

"this site we can see 2 figures made with red pigment: a Pectiniform in horizontal position made with a thin trace - its dimensions are 3cm.higth/3.5cm wide -, and a sun shaped figure placed over the previus figure, made from a circunference of thin trace with 0,3 cm. and a diameter of 1´7 cm. From it, spread nine perimetral traces of 1 cm long. It was made with red pigment and its conservation status is not very good."

http://www.europreart.net/cgi-bin/baserun.cgi?_cfg=record.cf...



Gilla Evans
Local time: 08:49
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Grading comment
thank you so much! it's exactly whatt I needed and the link is most helpful, I'm sure it'll be very useful for checking other terminology. Thanks again Gilla.
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