Peering Into the Past, With Words

  title={Peering Into the Past, With Words},
  author={Bernice Wuethrich},
  pages={1158 - 1158}
Prehistorians typically rely on stones, bones, and DNA to piece together the past, but linguists argue that words preserve history too. Two new studies, both based on endangered languages, offer new insights into the identity of mysterious ancient peoples, from the first farmers to early inhabitants of the British Isles.