Phylogenetic linguistic evidence and the Dene-Yeniseian homeland

  title={Phylogenetic linguistic evidence and the Dene-Yeniseian homeland},
  author={Igor Yanovich},
Abstract Sicoli & Holton (2014) (PLoS ONE 9:3, e91722) use computational phylogenetics to argue that linguistic data from the putative, but likely, Dene-Yeniseian macro-family are better compatible with a homeland in Beringia (i.e., northeastern Siberia plus northwestern Alaska) than with one in central Siberia or deeper Asia. I show that a more careful examination of the data invalidates this conclusion: in fact, linguistic data do not support Beringia as the homeland. In the course of showing… 
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