In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

The word “archaeology” comes from the Greek word “arkhaios,” which means “ancient.” (1)______ some archaeologists study living cultures, most archaeologists concern (2)______ with the distant past. People have dug (3)______ monuments and collected artefacts for thousands of years. (4)______, these people were not scholars, but looters and grave robbers looking to make money or (5)______ up their personal collections.

Question 97

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

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