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Open Cloze - (C1) Advanced Certificate of English

For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Pre-History

That fragment of pottery, that little piece of bone or (0) THE remains of an early human tool are quite often the only evidence we have of our early history. However, (1) ............ a consequence of the work of archaeologists and others in this field, we have over the years built up an extremely good understanding of early human development. This is the case (2) ............ the fact that there is no written evidence of the period we term pre-history. (3) ............ is starting to note is that this period, which predates the invention of writing, accounts for 99% of human existence. It was (4) ............ this time that discoveries that shaped the human race were made, early settlements created that (5) ............ to become our major cities and in general was the time when the very foundations of human civilisation were laid. The evidence of our pre-history can be found everywhere, from remnants of human existence buried deep in the ground (6) ............ ancient pathways and burial grounds. The first and easiest place to start your exploration of pre-history is of (7) ............ your local museum, particularly (8) ............ you are interested in discovering more about the area where you live. You may also have a local archaeological group that would be prepared to let you work as a volunteer.

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