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French to English Archaeology Translation Glossary

French term English translation
'-'40,000 40,000 years ago
abriter du contact de la main which were not subject to wear through use
anastylose anastylosis
applique/appliqué ornaments or decorations or appliqué
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
arraché au marteau clinched with a hammer
assemblage hermétique very tightly assembled
assiette site
Entered by: Charles Davis
assiette de réglage levelling course
Entered by: Charles Davis
au moment du dépouillement during the unwrapping
aux formes indiquées d'un trait sûr clearly/boldly drawn forms
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
à quelques indices based on some evidence
à un accident près apart from a/one minor accident / some (accidental) damage
Entered by: Tony M
âçrama ashram
éclairage rasant raking (sun)light
éclaté en deux split in two
éléments minéraux silcatés silicate minerals
Entered by: Conor McAuley
éperon barré promontory fort
épingle à béquille hammer head pin / hammer-shaped pin
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
épousant convenablement conforming (matching) closely (accurately)
bois des caissons timbers used for shuttering
calotte hémisphérique hemispherical skullcap
césures breaks
Entered by: Charles Davis
chaînages d\'angle corner stones or quoins
chasse portable shrine
chemin de lisse wooden track
Entered by: Charles Davis
ciste situla or cista (depending on context and description)
coins de serrage adhèrent à the two tightening wedges are still adhering to
collé à la jambe pressed up against the leg
colle de boyau animal glue
comblement de pierrailles et de cailloutis an infilling of chippings/loose stones and gravel
Entered by: Elena Robert
constructions sur poteaux ou sur sablières buildings on stilts or ground beams
Entered by: Elena Robert
contestation des hiérarchies internal power struggles
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
contre-partie counterpart
courbure du bord plus prononcée que celle du haut The curvature of the side is more pronounced than at the top
couronnement comporte une superposition de topped by..., one above the other
coussinet coussinet
crânes ôtés et surmodelés severed/plastered skull cults
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
creusé après la cuisson hollowed out after firing
Entered by: Tony M
croûte d\'oxydation layer of oxidation
crosse "Crook" or "Scimitar" (in the specific context of a common motif in prehistoric "art")
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