Triangulation fails when neither linguistic, genetic, nor archaeological data support the Transeurasian narrative

  title={Triangulation fails when neither linguistic, genetic, nor archaeological data support the Transeurasian narrative},
  author={Zheng Tian and Yuxin Tao and Kongyang Zhu and Guillaume Jacques and Robin J. Ryder and Josep de la Fuente and Anton G. Antonov and Ziyang Xia and Yuxuan Zhang and Xiaoyan Ji and Xiaoying Ren and Guanglin He and Jianxin Guo and Rui Wang and Xiaomin Yang and Jing Zhao and Dan Xu and Russell David Gray and Menghan Zhang and Shao-qing Wen and Chuan‐Chao Wang and Thomas Pellard},
Robbeets et al.1 argue that the dispersal of the so-called “Transeurasian” languages, a highly disputed language superfamily comprising the Turkic, Mongolian, Tungusic, Koreanic, and Japonic language families, was driven by Neolithic farmers in the West Liao River region of China. They adduce evidence from linguistics, archaeology, and genetics to support their claim. An admirable feature of the Robbeets et al.’s paper is that all their datasets can be accessed. However, a closer investigation… 


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