The geographic and archaeological origins of human life

One way to make essay-grading easier is to check to see if marked errors have been corrected on the revised draft. If they haven’t, then I know I can safely assign a C without actually reading the paper.

I marked the following sentence on one student’s draft. Student revised it, but came back just as bizarre as the first version. The key word is marked so you don’t really have to read the sentence.

First version: “However, with the rise of geographical evidence in the 18th century came proof that the earth was much older than originally believed.”

Revised: “However, with the rise of archeological evidence in the 18th century came proof that the earth was much older than originally believed.”

Maybe geographical and archaeological evidence can tell us something about human origins. Perhaps some “Pangaea” theory, or evidence of a prehistoric house equipped with monkey bars as well as bookshelves, for that “in-between” period in our history?

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