Massive open-access database on human cultures created

Posted by on July 8, 2016 6:49 pm
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D-PLACE is an open-access database that brings together a dispersed body of information on the language, geography, culture and environment of more than 1,400 human societies. It comprises information mainly on pre-industrial societies that were described by ethnographers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It enables researchers to investigate how patterns in cultural diversity are shaped by different forces, including shared history, demographics, migration, cultural innovations, and environmental and ecological conditions

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