This supplemental tutuorial examines the concepts and methods behind the use of phylogenetic approaches. It shows users the types of questions addressable using phylogenies, explains how phylogenies are constructed, and contrasts this approach to diversifcation rate analysis. Empirically, we demonstrate some phylogenetic analyses on a dataset of Austronesia languages (Gray, Drummond and Greenhill 2009).
How to start this tutorial
To learn more about how the units of cultural inheritance impact phylogenies, watch this short video presented by Dr. Erik Gjesfjeld:
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This project was supported by Grant #61105 from the John Templeton Foundation to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (PIs: S. Gavrilets and P. J. Richerson) with assistance from the Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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