(Adapted from an article in the New York Times by Sindya N. Bhanoo on September 24, 2012.)
MIXED TENSES AND VERB FORMS
Ancient dentistry __________________________ (1 DISCOVER) in a 6,500-year-old human jawbone: alump of beewax that _______________________ (2 APPEAR) _______________________ (3 BE) the earliest evidence of a dental filling.The beewax _________________________ (4 PROBABLY APPLY) ______________________ (5 EASE) pain froma crack in the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth, said Claudio Tuniz, a nuclearpaleoanthropologist at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy. Heand his colleagues report their findings in the journal PLoS One.The details, _________________ (6 BASE) on this single finding, are fuzzy, said the first author of thestudy, Federico Bernardini, an archeologist at the center.
“We ____________________ (7 NOT KNOW) if the substance _______________________ (8 PUT IN) by theperson, or some kind of doctor,”
he said.The jawbone _______________________ (9 DISCOVER) in 1911, _____________________ (10 EMBED) in arock inside a cave in what is now Slovenia. For many years, it ___________________ (11 LEAVE)unstudied in the Museum of Natural Histort in Trieste, Italy.With radiocarbon analysis, it ____________________ (12 DETERMINE) that both the tooth and thebeewax were 6,500 years old.The Neolitic people ___________________ (13 LIVE) in the area at the time __________________________ (14PRIMARILY INVOLVE) in breeding sheep, Dr. Bernardini said. Their teeth __________________________
(15 PROBABLY USE) as “a third hand”, he said –
a tool ___________________ (16 HOLD) thread whenweaving, for instance. There is also evidence that they ____________________ (17 USE) resinousaromatic bee products.Evidence of prehistoric dentistry is rare, but it ___________________ (18 EXIST). Tooth drilling, forinstance, ___________________ (19 KNOW) _______________________ (20 OCCUR) in waht is now Pakistanmore than 7,500 years ago.