Winter temperature as a constraint to the migration of preindustrial peoples

American Anthropological Association Vol/Iss. 84 Published In Pages: 279-298
By Whiting, John W.M., Sodergren, John A., Stigler, Stephen M.


Language phyla will tend to be found on either side of the isotherm of a winter temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.


Null hypothesis tested. Also uses a transformed centigrade scale with a formula that has the effect of stretching out the scale for temperatures "x" near 30.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Analysis of variance (ANOVA/Components Variance Analysis)Supportedp<.001UNKNOWNTwo-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
ClimateUNKNOWNLocation, Climate
Linguistic IdentificationUNKNOWNLinguistic Identification