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Q4

by kimyooji Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:42 am

Can someone tell me how the D is the answer?
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Re: prep 58 sec 2 Q 4

by ManhattanPrepLSAT2 Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:59 pm

The author begins by defining traditional sources as archeological remains and surviving texts --

A recreated loom - so, a loom we create together in the style of back then, is neither an archeological remain or surviving text --

All the other answers can be said to fit into one of those categories --

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Re: Q4

by jwms Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:15 pm

I selected correct answer (D) on my timed PT.

On the BR, however, (B) was enticing. Later in the introductory paragraph, the author specifically cites cloth as something that was discarded -- meaning, it wasn't viewed as a traditional source of evidence (see line 8).

I suppose the fact that (B) mentions "historically significant pieces of cloth" excludes such discarded cloth, but it certainly gave me pause.
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Re: Q4

by maryadkins Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:19 pm

Just because cloth was discarded doesn't mean it's not a traditional source. It just means it isn't very helpful, having been thrown away or perished.

See line 5: "these sources," for which the archaeological record is "particularly unavailing."

So there aren't many of them available, but that doesn't make them anything but traditional sources that aren't very available/useful.
 
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Re: prep 58 sec 2 Q 4

by BrianM353 Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:57 am

ManhattanPrepLSAT2 wrote:The author begins by defining traditional sources as archeological remains and surviving texts --

A recreated loom - so, a loom we create together in the style of back then, is neither an archeological remain or surviving text --

All the other answers can be said to fit into one of those categories --

Hope that helps


How can it be a traditional source when the first paragraph literally says it was discarded until recently?