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- Are you curious about people who lived in ancient times, similar to early humans?
- Do you know about DNA and its significance in genetic research?
- discover /dih-SKUHV-er/
- ancient /EYN-shuhnt /
- exchange /iks-CHEYNJ/
- region /REE-juhn/
- research /REE-srch/
[verb] – to find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time
After years of dedicated research, the archaeologist finally discovered the hidden tomb of an ancient pharaoh.
[adjective] – of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long time
The ancient ruins of the temple provided a glimpse into the rich history and architecture of the civilization that once thrived there.
[verb] – the act of giving something to someone and them giving you something else
The travelers decided to exchange local delicacies, allowing them to experience a taste of each other’s cultures.
[noun] – a particular area or part of the world, or any of the large official areas into which a country is divided
The mountainous region was known for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife.
[noun] – a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding
The research conducted on marine ecosystems unveiled previously unknown species thriving in the depths of the ocean.
True or False:
- People from East Asia have less Neanderthal influence compared to Europe and Asia.
- Most people have some Neanderthal influence in their genetic makeup.
- Denisovans were encountered by ancient humans in Europe and the Middle East.
- Ancient humans migrated from Africa and encountered ancient hominins like Neanderthals in Europe and the Middle East.
- Neanderthal genes make up the majority of genetic material in humans.
Fill in the blanks:
- The company expanded its operations to the Asia-Pacific __________, aiming to tap into emerging markets.
- Her groundbreaking __________ in the field of medicine led to the development of innovative treatments for previously incurable diseases.
- The explorers embarked on a journey to __________ new species in the unexplored rainforest, documenting their findings for scientific research.
- They agreed to __________ ideas and expertise, fostering a collaborative environment for their joint research project.
- The __________ manuscript, written over a thousand years ago, offered valuable insights into the beliefs and customs of the society of that era.