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Language from the Ice Age

8 May 2013

A paper in PNAS by an evolutionary theorist from Reading University, Mark Pagel, claims words from a long extinct language prevalent across Europe and western Asia at the end of the Ice Age has survived by our use of certain words in a multitude of modern languages. A similar sort of exercise has been done with the Indo European language group – but at a much more recent date. See www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/linguists-identify-15000-…

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