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○ the right arm bone is stronger than the left
○ it is similar to skeletons of La Ferrassie I and Neanderthal
○ the right side of the skeleton shows less evidence of fractures
Paragraph 4 在 Fractures and other cut marks are another source of evidence. Righthanded soldiers tend to be wounded on the left. The skeleton of a 40 or 50yearold Nabatean warrior, buried 2,000 years ago in the Negev Desert, Israel, had multiple healed fractures to the skull, the left arm, and the ribs.
7. Which of the following statements about fractures and cut marks can be inferred from paragraph 4? ○ Fractures and cut marks caused by righthanded soldiers tend to occur on the right side of the injured party's body. ○ The right arm sustains more injuries because, as the dominant arm, it is used more actively.
○ In most people, the left side of the body is more vulnerable to injury since it is not defended effectively by the dominant arm. ○ Fractures and cut marks on fossil humans probably occurred after death.
Paragraph 5在Tools themselves can be revealing. Longhanded Neolithic spoons of yew wood preserved in Alpine villages dating to 3000 B.C. have survived; the signs of rubbing on their left side indicate that their users were right
handed. The late Ice Age rope found in the French cave of Lascaux consists of fibers spiraling to the right, and was 349
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therefore tressed by a righthander.
8. According to paragraph 5, what characteristic of a Neolithic spoon would imply that the spoon's owner was righthanded? ○ The direction of the fibers
○ Its long handle
○ The yew wood it is carved from
○ Wear on its left side
9. In paragraph 5, why does the author mention the Ice Age rope found in the French cave of Lascaux? ○ As an example of an item on which the marks of wear imply that it was used by a righthanded person
○ Because tressing is an activity that is easier for a righthanded person than for a lefthanded person
○ Because the cave of Lascaux is the site where researchers have found several prehistoric tools made for right
handed people ○ As an example of an item whose construction shows that it was right handed made by a rightperson
Paragraph 6 在 Occasionally one can determine whether stone tools were used in the right hand or the left, and it is even possible to assess how far back this feature can be traced. In stone toolmaking experiments, Nick Toth, a right
hander, held the core (the stone that would become the tool) in his left hand and the hammer stone in his right. As the tool was made, the core was rotated clockwise, and the flakes, removed in sequence, had a little crescent of cortex (the core's outer surface) on the side. Toth's knapping produced 56 percent flakes with the cortex on the right, and 44 percent leftoriented flakes. A lefthanded toolmaker would produce the opposite pattern Toth has...
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2013 for the course LANGUAGE 13DL208 taught by Professor Wang during the Fall '13 term at East China Normal University.
- Fall '13