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# Scholars believe that sequence dating, a process that used to measure

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Scholars believe that sequence dating, a process that used to measure the relative age difference between different periods, can be used to accurately date the age of an archaeological site. Using sequence dating, several notable archaeologists concluded that several pots recently found at a certain site in Egypt indicate that the site must have been pre-dynastic.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the archaeologist’s conclusion above?

(A) Some of the pots appear to have been placed at the site well after the period in which they were made.
(B)The style of pot found was made over the course of many centuries, well into the dynastic, and post-dynastic period.
(C) Very few other archaeologists have stated that they agree with the conclusion that these pots prove the site was pre-dynastic.
(D) The pots have a particular handle that was only on pots made over a period of 50-150 years.
(E) Pots found at a nearby site have been proven to be from a completely different period.

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16 Aug 2018, 23:07
The premise of the question revolves around how scholars believe that a certain pot is from pre-dynastic era by checking out its relative age via sequence dating. To weaken the premise, we'd need an answer choice in the stem that proves that the pot could have been made before or after the dynastic era. Option B fits.
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18 Aug 2018, 09:28
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choice A is wrong because it doesn't talk about the period in terms of pre and post dynastic, i mean what if the pots were made in the pre-dynastic period and in the next 150 years(which is still pre dynastic) they were buried at that archaelogic site.

choice B on the other hand completely eradicates the possibility of these pots being placed there in the pre dynastic period, since the style evolved till the dynastic and post-dynastic period.

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