GMAT Test Prep: CR-14391068 GMAT Critical Reasoning

A sudden increase in the production of elephant ivory artifacts on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa occurred in the tenth century. Historians explain this increase as the result of an area opening up as a new source of ivory and argue on this basis that the important medieval trade between North Africa and East Africa began at this period.

Each of the following, if true, provides some support for the historians’ account described above EXCEPT:
Select one of the following answer choices