Phylogenetic analyses suggests fairy tales are much older than thought

first_img Citation: Phylogenetic analyses suggests fairy tales are much older than thought (2016, January 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-01-phylogenetic-analyses-fairy-tales-older.html Journal information: Royal Society Open Science More information: Comparative phylogenetic analyses uncover the ancient roots of Indo-European folktales, Royal Society Open Science, Published 14 January 2016.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150645 , https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG18556.jpg” alt=”center_img” /> This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Approximate locations of Indo-European-speaking populations in Eurasia. Points are colour-coded by linguistic subfamily: red, Germanic; pink, Balto-Slavic; orange, Romance; green, Celtic; blue, Indo-Iranian; Turquoise, Hellenic; grey, Albanian; brown, Armenian. Credit: Royal Society Open Science, Published 14 January 2016.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150645 (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers has conducted a phylogenetic analysis on common fairy tales and has found that many of them appear to be much older than has been thought. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science, Sara Graça da Silva, a social scientist/folklorist with New University of Lisbon and Jamshid Tehrani, an anthropologist with Durham University describe the linguistic study they carried out and why they believe at least one fairy tale had its origins in the Bronze Age. © 2016 Phys.orglast_img

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