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In Swartkans territory, archaeologists discovered charred [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 06:28
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In Swartkans territory, archaeologists discovered charred bone fragments dating back 1 million years. Analysis of the fragments, which came from a variety of animals, showed that they had been heated to temperatures no higher than those produced in experimental campfires made from branches of white stinkwood, the most common tree around Swartkans.
Which of the following, if true, would, together with the information above, provide the best basis for the claim that the charred bone fragments are evidence of the use of fire by early hominids?
(A) The white stinkwood tree is used for building material by the present-day inhabitants of Swartkans.
(B) Forest fires can heat wood to a range of temperatures that occur in campfires.
(C) The bone fragments were fitted together by the archaeologists to form the complete skeletons of several animals.
(D) Apart from the Swartkans discovery, there is reliable evidence that early hominids used fire as many as 500 thousand years ago.
(E) The bone fragments were found in several distinct layers of limestone that contained primitive cutting tools known to have been used by early hominids.
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Re: CR : Swartkans territory [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 06:40
I will go with D, because that is the only one that is linking hominids with fire.
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Re: CR : Swartkans territory [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 07:19
E here

we need to relate hominids with the bone fragments

E does so because they are both fossilzed together with the tools the hominds used

D is wrong because it doesnt talk about charred bone fragments at all
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Re: CR : Swartkans territory [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 07:59
Should be E, it is the best answer.
Passage -> charred bone fragments dating back 1 million years -> heated by campfires
E -> linking bone to hominids' usage
So can induce from there.
For D, it mentions 500,000 yrs < 1million yrs, which weakens the claim
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Re: CR : Swartkans territory [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 08:12
i'm going with E
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Re: CR : Swartkans territory [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 23:22
E is the OA.
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Re: CR : Swartkans territory [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2008, 15:51
but E does not link them with fire
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Re: In Swartkans territory, archaeologists discovered charred [#permalink] New post 13 May 2012, 08:41
Sorry to revive the thread, but can someone explain why the OA is E. As bobinabob mentioned, E does not refer to fire while the question asks for "..evidence of the use of fire by early hominids?"
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