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01:21 Jul 21, 2005
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture / archaelogy
Spanish term or phrase: desplante
This is from a Mexican text on Olmec archaeological sites. I did a KudoZ search and found "deplante" but the answers were all over the map. Here are 2 examples from the text--

Para delimitar el desplante de algunos edificios utilizaron bloques de basalto ...

No hay bloques pétreos en sus desplantes, pero tienen a cambio muros formidables ...

Could I use "foundation"? (If so, should I use base for basamiento?) Or does desplante refer to supports? Is there a more specific architectural term? Also, for desplantar can I use "to set [one structure on top of another}"? Thanks again!!
Patricia Rosas
United States
Local time: 05:03
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1excavation
bigedsenior
4structure
Malena Garcia
4dig site or digJane Lamb-Ruiz


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dig site or dig


Explanation:
I think..

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Note added at 13 mins (2005-07-21 01:34:46 GMT)
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desplantar would be dig up..archaeology sites are called digs

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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structure


Explanation:
Suerte

Malena Garcia
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excavation


Explanation:
desplante =excavation or subgrade according to Robb.
So it seems to mean laying out the outline of the excavation in order to build the foundation.

bigedsenior
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agree  jrb
7 hrs
  -> thanks, Jessica
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