middens

French translation: tumulus (de débris)

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English term or phrase:middens
French translation:tumulus (de débris)
Entered by: Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.

11:22 Feb 9, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Science
English term or phrase: middens
Evidence from seeds found in fossil packrat middens indicates that saguaro has resided in northern parts of the Sonoran Desert the longest.
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tumulus (de débris)
Explanation:
On semble retenir le terme "tumulus" en ARCHEOZOOLOGIE (votre contexte).

Le "packrat" est un gros rongeur, qui construit des nids de branchages ou d'épines de cactus et qui accumulent des réserves de nourritures et objets les plus divers [=middens]

TERMIUM donne aussi dépotoir. J'ai l'impression que le terme semble plutôt lié à l'habitat humain en archéologie (dépotoir domestique).
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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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Summary of answers provided
natumulus (de débris)
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
na(tas de) fumier
Louise Atfield
nacontre ordre pas decharges
Albert Golub
nadépotoirs
Albert Golub


  

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8 mins
dépotoirs


Explanation:
grandictionnaire
peur etre aussi décharges
hope it helps

Albert Golub
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10 mins
contre ordre pas decharges


Explanation:
depotoirs etait classe dans la rubrique histoire

Albert Golub
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5 hrs
(tas de) fumier


Explanation:
FRom my English dictionary:

Midden: a dunghill

My Harrap English-French dictionary gives "midden" as being in French "tas de fumier".

See also the following site:

midden = (tas m de) fumier

http://perso.libertysurf.fr/leo62/englishv.htm

This makes sense, since you would find some seeds in the excrements of a packrat.

Louise Atfield
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6 hrs
tumulus (de débris)


Explanation:
On semble retenir le terme "tumulus" en ARCHEOZOOLOGIE (votre contexte).

Le "packrat" est un gros rongeur, qui construit des nids de branchages ou d'épines de cactus et qui accumulent des réserves de nourritures et objets les plus divers [=middens]

TERMIUM donne aussi dépotoir. J'ai l'impression que le terme semble plutôt lié à l'habitat humain en archéologie (dépotoir domestique).

Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 23:09
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 497

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