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English translation: old(er) rock strata

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German term or phrase:tektonisch tiefe Gebirgsteile
English translation:old(er) rock strata
Entered by: Alan Johnson
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11:14 Mar 19, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology / Historical Trail Audio
German term or phrase: tektonisch tiefe Gebirgsteile
"Durch die Gebirgshebung, Verschiebungen und Erosion treten ***tektonisch tiefe Gebirgsteile*** an die Oberfläche. Wir sehen dabei interessanterweise ältere Gesteinsablagerungen wie Gneis über jüngeren wie den Gesteinen der Oberen Schieferhülle."

Talking about an Austrian Alpine region's geological features for an historical trail audio. "Tectonically deep" doesn't seem to be a recognised English term, and I'm rather flummoxed by "Gebirgsteile" as well (mountain sections???). Actually, I'm not all that sure about "Gebirgshebung" either (mountain elevation???). TIA for your help.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 16:54
old(er) rock strata
Explanation:
I think I would simply call this old(er rock) strata. That's all it means in plain English. I don't think I've ever heard the term "tectonically deep".
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Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 06:54
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I'm not 100% convinced by this (I would have felt better if this answer had got some "agrees"), but it certainly beats anything with "tectonic deep", so I'll go with it. Thanks to everyone who contributed, but the precise translation of "tektonisch tief" still remains a bit of a mystery. Very odd term indeed.
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old(er) rock strata


Explanation:
I think I would simply call this old(er rock) strata. That's all it means in plain English. I don't think I've ever heard the term "tectonically deep".

Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 06:54
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I'm not 100% convinced by this (I would have felt better if this answer had got some "agrees"), but it certainly beats anything with "tectonic deep", so I'll go with it. Thanks to everyone who contributed, but the precise translation of "tektonisch tief" still remains a bit of a mystery. Very odd term indeed.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Olli Leroy: Sorry to inform you, it doés exist: http://www.google.be/search?hl=nl&client=firefox-a&rls=org.m...
12 mins
  -> Er, what exists? "mountain parts on a tectonic deep level"? With a reference to a search for "tectonical"?

neutral  vic voskuil: don't know whether this covers it well enough (probably does), but I imagine the sentence should be read: Dadurch treten die tiefe Gebirgsteile tektonisch an die Oberfläche...
46 mins
  -> vic, I don't know what you mean by "treten".
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