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SSS 2011-02-09

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This is Scientific American's 60-Second Science. I'm Cynthia Graber. This will just take a minute.

Many of us have plenty of leisure time to devote to trying out the latest Wii game or even watching others play poker1 on TV. But this focus on play is nothing new, says a researcher at Sweden's University of Gothenburg.

For her doctoral thesis, Elke Rogersdotter studied a 4000-year-old city called Mohenjo-Daro in the Indus Valley, in what is now Pakistan. It was the largest Bronze-Age urban settlement in the region, thriving at the same time as the ancient Egyptian Middle Kingdom.

Play is not generally studied for its significance to ancient peoples. Rogersdotter says that archaeologists do often find game-related relics2 at dig sites, but they're usually discounted as unimportant or considered a ritual object. But at this site, almost every tenth find was related to leisure—dice or gaming pieces.

And they're not uniformly scattered3. The artifacts are clustered together in what might have been ancient, say, gaming halls or courtyards. Rogersdotter says that these games may have had real social significance and might be used to give us a better view of the lives of these Bronze-Age individuals. Who very well might have hoped to roll double-sixes four millennia4 ago.

Thanks for the minute. For Scientific American's 60-Second Science, I'm Cynthia Graber.


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1 poker ilozCG     
n.扑克;vt.烙制
参考例句:
  • He was cleared out in the poker game.他打扑克牌,把钱都输光了。
  • I'm old enough to play poker and do something with it.我打扑克是老手了,可以玩些花样。
2 relics UkMzSr     
[pl.]n.遗物,遗迹,遗产;遗体,尸骸
参考例句:
  • The area is a treasure house of archaeological relics. 这个地区是古文物遗迹的宝库。
  • Xi'an is an ancient city full of treasures and saintly relics. 西安是一个有很多宝藏和神圣的遗物的古老城市。
3 scattered 7jgzKF     
adj.分散的,稀疏的;散步的;疏疏落落的
参考例句:
  • Gathering up his scattered papers,he pushed them into his case.他把散乱的文件收拾起来,塞进文件夹里。
4 millennia 3DHxf     
n.一千年,千禧年
参考例句:
  • For two millennia, exogamy was a major transgression for Jews. 两千年来,异族通婚一直是犹太人的一大禁忌。
  • In the course of millennia, the dinosaurs died out. 在几千年的时间里,恐龙逐渐死绝了。
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