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 that 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 is a historical fake, and the coins might have placed there by someone for misguiding the public, by providing three reasons. In the listening passage, the lectuer 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 adresses, in detail, the trouble with each point made in the reading text. First and foremost, the author of the reading states that due to the location of the coins that is far from other findings of Norse settlements, the coins are fake. However, in the listening, the lecturer states that many other objects has been found in far places, and there is historical evidences for them. 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 writer's claim. Secondly, it mentioned in the passage that because of no other coins founded in that sites, so the Norse did not bring any. Again, the speaker specifically adresses this point when she notes that they did not create permanent settlements, so when they went back to Europe they packed up all coins with them. Finally, the author wraps his argument by positing that the coins were useless to the Norse because unlike Europe, North americans did not use coins as money. Not surprisingly, the woman in the listening, takes issue with this claim by contending that although the coins were not used as money, but they were attractive and due to their beauty, they were used for jwelery including necklesses. 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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