SciCafe: Mapping the Evolution and Spread of Languages


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Human languages first appeared between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago, but the question of how languages spread and evolve is still under investigation. In this podcast from a recent SciCafe, join Museum curators Peter Whiteley and Ward Wheeler as they discuss how techniques used in genetic analysis are being applied to anthropology, language shifts, and key patterns in social evolution.

The SciCafe, “Mapping the Evolution and Spread of Languages,” took place at the museum on December 5, 2012.

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