The structure of cross-cultural musical diversity

Proc. R. Soc. B Vol/Iss. 279(1733) The Royal Society Published In Pages: 1606-1612
By Rzeszutek, Tom, Savage, Patrick E., Brown, Steven


By analyzing patterns of between- and within-population musical variability among 16 Austronesian-speaking aboriginal groups, the researchers hope to evaluate degree of similarity to structures of human genetic diversity. As in the genetic domain, within-population variance is found to be much higher than between-population variance, leading the researchers to suggest that patterns of musical distance and divergence may serve as an indicator of cultural evolution.


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