Out of Asia

Explaining distributional differences between the Americas and Eurasia


This SNSF Sinergia project is headed by PIs Balthasar Bickel, Kentaro Shimizu, Robert Weibel, and Paul Widmer.

Please see the Out of Asia project webpagefor more information.


Selected publications:

Bickel, B. In press. Large and ancient linguistic areas. In M. Crevels, J.-M. Hombert & P. Muysken (eds.), Language dispersal, diversification, and contact: a global perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press. ACCEPTED DRAFT

Matsumae, H., P. E. Savage, P. Ranacher, D. E. Blasi, T. E. Currie, T. Sato, A. Tajima, S. Brown, M. Stoneking, K. K. Shimizu, H. Oota & B. Bickel. 2019. Exploring deep-time relationships between cultural and genetic evolution in Northeast Asia. BioRxiv, doi:10.1101/513929.

Derungs, C., M. Köhli, R. Weibel & B. Bickel. 2018. Environmental factors drive language density more in food-producing than in hunter-gatherer populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285. 20172851.