Dated phylogeny suggests early Neolithic origin of Sino-Tibetan languages

@article{Zhang2020DatedPS,
  title={Dated phylogeny suggests early Neolithic origin of Sino-Tibetan languages},
  author={Hanzhi Zhang and Ting Ji and Mark Pagel and Ruth Mace},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2020},
  volume={10}
}
An accurate reconstruction of Sino-Tibetan language evolution would greatly advance our understanding of East Asian population history. Two recent phylogenetic studies attempted to do so but several of their conclusions are different from each other. Here we reconstruct the phylogeny of the Sino-Tibetan language family, using Bayesian computational methods applied to a larger and linguistically more diverse sample. Our results confirm previous work in finding that the ancestral Sino-Tibetans… 
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