Human sound systems are shaped by post-Neolithic changes in bite configuration

Science Vol/Iss. 363(6432) Science/American Association for the Advancement of Science Published In Pages: 1-10
By Blasi, D.E. , Moran, S. , Moisik, S.R. , Widmer, P. , Dediu, D. , Bickel, B.


Food-producing populations are more likely than hunter-gatherers to have labiodentals.


Hunter-gatherer societies have only 27% of the labiodentals present in food-producing societies.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Bayesian mixed effects poisson regressional modelSupported95% credible intervalUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Mode Of SubsistenceIndependentFood Quest
Labiodental Prevalence DependentVocabulary, Phonology

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