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Reading and writing fill in the blanks practice exercise. Below is text with blanks. Choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.

About a million years ago, human began using fire. But it’s been unclear when we began to control fire for our use, a key advance in the development of culture and (1) ……………………… Now, (2) …………………………. report the discovery of  most ancient known hearth for making as well as using fire. The hearth appears to be 300,000 years old. Scientists found an evidence of wood ash in the center of Qesem Cave in Israel. And they removed a chunk of sediment and hardened it in the lab, so they could slice layers and evaluate them under the microscope. They found burnt bones, wood ash and bits of burnt clay. There’s charred flint and animal bones near the hearth, along with flint tools further away used for activities such as (3) ………………… . The research is in the Journal of Archaeological Science. The investigators say the large hearth was used repeatedly over time for a large crowd of people. Its centralized (4) ……………………….. and division of labor areas suggests social (5) …………………………… and spatial planning. The finding helps (6) ……………………… a turning point in human social and cognitive development. This and other such hearths were (7) …………………….. that helped forge modern humanity—and eventually us.

(1) resuscitation, precaution, civilization, termination
(2) archaeologists, epidemiologists, cardiologists, urinalysis
(3) haltering, motoring, quartering, butchering
(4) reputation, amputation, location, degeneration
(5) structure, reactor, larger, gearmotor
(6) engage, delineate, lemonade, seriated
(7) scrupulous, duelers, newcomers, crucibles

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