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One million artists can’t be wrong about cultural evolution
Collaborative art project on the popular web platform Reddit reveals the structure of cultural change. more
Spielend die Sprachforschung unterstützen
A smartphone game designed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History aims to study how languages evolve. more
<p>Neues Buch: Skin, Kin and Clan – The dynamics of social categories in Indigenous Australia</p>
Piers Kelly is co-editor of this new edited volume on Australian kinship systems. Australia is unique in the world for its diverse and interlocking systems of Indigenous social organisation. Arising from the large-scale AustKin project, this book presents recent original research by a range of authors in the field on the kinship and social category systems in Australia. more
<span id="result_box" lang="de"><span>"Wie reflektieren Schriften die grundlegenden menschlichen Vorlieben für bestimmte Formen?"</span></span>
In a new video from Latest Thinking, Olivier Morin explains his recent reserach, in which he examined the letters of 116 writing systems from all over the world. more
Legibility emerges spontaneously, rather than evolving over time
The orientation of strokes within letters reveals surprising patterns that hardly changed in 3000 years. more
In search of a golden age - The hunt for war treasure in the Philippines has hidden meanings
Aug 09, 2016
Press release to: Piers Kelly
Excavating a hidden bell story from the Philippines: a revised narrative of cultural-linguistic loss and recuperation. Journal of Folklore Research 53 (2), 86-113 (2016)
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