科学家在墨西哥城附近发现猛犸遗骸 分享到
Scientists Find Mammoth Bones Near Mexico City 2020-06-0933441

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Huge bones have been discovered in a place 50 kilometers north of Mexico City where a new airport is being built.
在墨西哥城以北50公里处发现了巨型遗骸,那里正在建造新机场。
Scientists, who study the past by examining very old objects, are digging up more and more of these bones.These archeologists have found that the bones belong to the mammoth, the most famous mammal of a cold period in Earths history known as an ice age.
科学家们通过考察老物件来研究过去,现在他们挖掘出的这些遗骸越来越多。这些考古学家发现,这些骨头属于猛犸(又名长毛象),猛犸是地球历史上寒冷期最有名的哺乳动物,该时期也被称为冰河时期。
Archeologists have found the bones of 70 mammoths so far.The latest discovery includes two large skulls, as well as rib and leg bones.
截止目前,考古学家已经发现了70具猛犸遗骸。最新发现的有两块大的头骨,还有肋骨和腿骨。
Ruben Manzanilla is the lead archeologist at the site.Manzanilla said that the place once was part of a shoreline with a lot of mud.Lakes likely formed there at the end of the most recent ice age.
鲁本·曼萨尼拉是该遗址的首席考古学家。曼萨尼拉称,这个地方曾是海岸线的一部分,有很多淤泥。湖泊很可能是在最近的冰河时代末期形成的。
"When an animal this size fell here, it got stuck and couldnt escape," he said.
他说:“像猛犸这种体型的动物在此跌落,被卡住,挣脱不出来了。”
The mammoth bones belonged to a Columbian mammoth, which unlike its relative the woolly mammoth, had little hair.But, it was a powerful creature.Manzanilla believes it weighted about 20,000 kilograms and stood more than 4 meters tall.
这些猛犸遗骸属于一只哥伦比亚猛犸,与其近亲长毛猛犸不同,它的毛发很少。但它很强壮。曼萨尼亚认为,这只猛犸重约2万公斤,高4米多。
Many mammoths likely got stuck in the mud, Manzanilla said.But, he said that evidence at nearby places suggests early human hunters used spears to kill the mammoths.They also may have used traps in the water.
曼萨尼拉称,许多猛犸象可能被困在泥里。但他表示,附近地方的证据表明,早期的人类猎人曾用长矛捕杀猛犸。他们还可能在水里设了陷阱。
Over 10,000 years ago, central Mexico had many groups, or herds, of mammoths.The bones they left behind led some people to create stories about giants.
一万多年前,墨西哥中部有许多猛犸群。它们遗留下的骨头让有些人创作出了很多有关巨人的故事。
Lopez Lujan wrote about some of the stories in the publication Mexican Archeology recently.
最近,洛佩兹·鲁詹在《墨西哥考古学》期刊上发表了关于其中某些故事的文章。
In 1519, two local kings showed the Spaniard Hernan Cortes what was probably a mammoth leg bone.They told Cortes that the bone came from terrible, tall men.Bernal Diaz del Castillo, a soldier and writer at the time of Cortes, wrote about the incident.
1519年,两位在当地首屈一指的人物向西班牙人埃尔南·科尔特斯展示了一块可能属于猛犸的腿骨。他们告诉科尔特,这块骨头属于一个可怕的高个子男人。科尔特斯时代的士兵和作家贝尔纳·迪亚兹·德尔卡斯蒂略曾就这件事进行过创作。
"We were sure there had been giants in this land," wrote Diaz Del Castillo.
迪亚兹·德尔卡斯蒂略写道:“我们确信,这片土地上有过巨人。”
Im John Russell.
我是约翰·拉塞尔。

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