some archaeologists believe that the coin is not a genuine piece of historical evidence but a historical fake: they think that the coin was placed at the site recently by someone who wanted to mislead the public.
Recently, there has been a ton of debate about whether the silver coins discovered at a Native American site are genuine historical evidence. More specifically, in regards to the passage, the writer puts forth the idea that some archaeologists believe that the coins are a historical fake, and the coins might have been placed there by someone for misguiding the public by providing three reasons. In the listening passage, the lecturer is quick to point out there are some serious flaws in the writer's claims. The professor believes that a European silver coin is not fake and addresses, in detail, the trouble with each point made in the reading text. First and foremost, the author of the reading states that the coins are fake due to the location of the coins that is far from other findings of Norse settlements. However, in the listening, the lecturer states that many other objects have been found in far places, and there is historical evidence. She goes on to say that the Norse might have traveled in distances; therefore, they reached north and brought coins. So she stands in firm opposition to the writer's claim. Secondly, it is mentioned in the passage that because no other coins founded in that sites, so the Norse did not bring any. Again, the speaker explicitly addresses this point when she notes that they did not create permanent settlements, so they packed up all coins when they returned to Europe. Finally, the author wraps his argument by positing that the coins were useless to the Norse because, unlike in Europe, North Americans did not use coins as money. Not surprisingly, the woman in the listening part takes issue with this claim by contending that although the coins were not used as money, they were attractive, and due to their beauty, they were used for jewelry, including neckless. She also points out that the coins were used for trade because of their beauty. To sum up, both the writer and professor hold conflicting views about The realness of the coins. It's clear that they will have trouble finding common ground on this issue.
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