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Most archaeologists have held that people first reached the Americas less than 20,000 years ago by crossing a land bridge into North America. But recent discoveries of human shelters in South America dating from 32,000 years ago have led researchers to speculate that people arrived in South America first, after voyaging across the Pacific, and then spread northward.

Which of the following, if it were discovered, would be pertinent evidence against the speculation above?

A. A rock shelter near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contains evidence of use by human beings19,000 years ago.

B. Some North American sites of human habitation predate any sites found in South America.

C. The climate is warmer at the 32,000-year-old South American site than at the oldestknown North American site.

D. The site in South America that was occupied 32,000 years ago was continuously occupieduntil 6,000 years ago.

E. The last Ice Age, between 11,500 and 20,000 years ago, considerably lowered worldwidesea levels
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Most archaeologists have held that people first reached the Americas less than 20,000
years ago by crossing a land bridge into North America. But recent discoveries of human
shelters in South America dating from 32,000 years ago have led researchers to speculate that
people arrived in South America first, after voyaging across the Pacific, and then spread
northward.
Which of the following, if it were discovered, would be pertinent evidence against the
speculation above?

A. A rock shelter near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contains evidence of use by human beings19,000 years ago.

B. Some North American sites of human habitation predate any sites found in South America.

C. The climate is warmer at the 32,000-year-old South American site than at the oldestknown North American site.

D. The site in South America that was occupied 32,000 years ago was continuously occupieduntil 6,000 years ago.

E. The last Ice Age, between 11,500 and 20,000 years ago, considerably lowered worldwidesea levels


It is surely B since some of the American sites predates any sites found in South America. The argument above claim that people first arrived SA and then spread to all America continent, yet if North American sites are found this indicates that NA's come before SA's
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Most archaeologists have held that people first reached the Americas less than 20,000
years ago by crossing a land bridge into North America. But recent discoveries of human
shelters in South America dating from 32,000 years ago have led researchers to speculate that
people arrived in South America first, after voyaging across the Pacific, and then spread
northward.
Which of the following, if it were discovered, would be pertinent evidence against the
speculation above?

A. A rock shelter near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contains evidence of use by human beings19,000 years ago.->IRRELEVANT

B. Some North American sites of human habitation predate any sites found in South America. -> (B) for me too

C. The climate is warmer at the 32,000-year-old South American site than at the oldestknown North American site. -> IRRELEVANT

D. The site in South America that was occupied 32,000 years ago was continuously occupieduntil 6,000 years ago. -> DOES not HELP

E. The last Ice Age, between 11,500 and 20,000 years ago, considerably lowered worldwidesea levels-> IRRELEVANT

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Most archaeologists have held that people first reached the Americas less than 20,000 years ago by crossing a land bridge into North America. But recent discoveries of human shelters in South America dating from 32,000 years ago have led researchers to speculate that people arrived in South America first, after voyaging across the Pacific, and then spread northward.

Speculation is that people first entered south america and then moved to north America. We have to find any evidence which is against the above conclusion.

A. A rock shelter near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contains evidence of use by human beings 19,000 years ago. .Humane were there 19000 years ago no effect on conclusion

B. Some North American sites of human habitation predate any sites found in South America.means people might have come to north america first...

C. The climate is warmer at the 32,000-year-old South American site than at the oldestknown North American site. more chance people moved to south america first

D. The site in South America that was occupied 32,000 years ago was continuously occupied until 6,000 years ago. no info about north amrica

E. The last Ice Age, between 11,500 and 20,000 years ago, considerably lowered worldwidesea level . out of scope
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