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80. A sudden increase in the production of elephant ivory artifacts  on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa
occurred in the tenth century...
Each of the following, if true, provides some support for the historians’ account described above EXCEPT:
(A) In East Africa gold coins from Mediterranean North Africa have been found at a tenth-century site but at no
earlier sites.
(B) The many surviving letters of pre-tenth-century North African merchants include no mention of business
transactions involving East Africa.
(C) Excavations in East Africa reveal a tenth-century change in architectural style to reflect North African
patterns.
(D) Documents from Mediterranean Europe and North Africa that date back earlier than the tenth century
show knowledge of East African animals.
(E) East African carvings in a style characteristic of the tenth century depict seagoing vessels very different
from those used by local sailors but of a type common in the Mediterranean.
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Anurag Sehrawat
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Argument structure-

Something is increased due to trading between north Africa and East Africa,We need to check options besides something.option A talks about the gold coins possible for the trading,B also talks about the possible answer ,C change in architectural style in patterns also supports, E- African carvings in a style characteristic of the tenth century also supports for the trading between the two ,option D talks about the knowledge of the animals which doesnot support..option D right option.

answered Aug 1, 2015 by Senior Associate (281 points)
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