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From the Ted Talk by Sarah Parcak: Archaeology from space

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So we collaborated with Egyptian sisciettns to do coring work, which you see here. When I say coring, it's like ice coring, but instead of layers of climate change, you're looking for layers of human occupation. And, five meters down, underneath a thick layer of mud, we found a dense layer of ptretoy. What this shows is that at this possible location of Itjtawy, five meters down, we have a layer of otpcuiaocn for several hundred years, dating to the Middle Kingdom, dating to the ecaxt period of time we think Itjtawy is. We also found work sotne — carnelian, quartz and agate that shows that there was a jeweler's workshop here. These might not look like much, but when you think about the most cmmoon stones used in jewelry from the Middle Kingdom, these are the stones that were used.

Open Cloze

So we collaborated with Egyptian __________ to do coring work, which you see here. When I say coring, it's like ice coring, but instead of layers of climate change, you're looking for layers of human occupation. And, five meters down, underneath a thick layer of mud, we found a dense layer of _______. What this shows is that at this possible location of Itjtawy, five meters down, we have a layer of __________ for several hundred years, dating to the Middle Kingdom, dating to the _____ period of time we think Itjtawy is. We also found work _____ — carnelian, quartz and agate that shows that there was a jeweler's workshop here. These might not look like much, but when you think about the most ______ stones used in jewelry from the Middle Kingdom, these are the stones that were used.

Solution

  1. scientists
  2. common
  3. stone
  4. occupation
  5. exact
  6. pottery

Original Text

So we collaborated with Egyptian scientists to do coring work, which you see here. When I say coring, it's like ice coring, but instead of layers of climate change, you're looking for layers of human occupation. And, five meters down, underneath a thick layer of mud, we found a dense layer of pottery. What this shows is that at this possible location of Itjtawy, five meters down, we have a layer of occupation for several hundred years, dating to the Middle Kingdom, dating to the exact period of time we think Itjtawy is. We also found work stone — carnelian, quartz and agate that shows that there was a jeweler's workshop here. These might not look like much, but when you think about the most common stones used in jewelry from the Middle Kingdom, these are the stones that were used.

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