Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage?

Shiyi on June 25 at 11:31PM

Why is C incorrect?

Why is C incorrect?

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Ravi on June 26 at 05:48PM

@Shiyi-Zhang,

Happy to help. Let's take a look at (C).

(C) says, "Inscription-bearing clay envelopes containing tokens
discovered in modern Iraq have provided Schmandt-Besserat with the
evidence required to resolve the puzzlement of archaeologists over the
sudden appearance of sophisticated crafts."

The problem with (C) is that we know that archaeologists are puzzled,
but they're only puzzled about the fact that ancient clay tablets
contained numerous abstract symbols even though they're very old. The
archaeologists are not puzzled about the appearance of sophisticated
crafts. Additionally, the passage's author never states whether or not
Schmandt-Basserat is correct. Thus, we can get rid of (C).

Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions!