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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1985)

Document title

Glacial geography and native North American languages

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROGERS R. A. ;

Abstract

The linguistic analysis supports the hypothesis that Wisconsin glacier ice influenced the distribution of native North American linguistic groups. The distribution of languages suggests that the arrival of humans in the New World predated the last glacial maximum (approximately 18,000 yr ago). The positions of the Eskimo-Aleut and Na-Dene linguistic groups during the Wisconsin glacial maximum are hypothesized to have been northwest of the main ice sheet, while the Algonquian linguistic group is interpreted as having spread from south of the ice sheet.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1985, vol. 23, no1 [pp. 130-137]

Bibliographic references : 17 réf.

Language

Anglais

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