Evolution of Genes, Languages and Cultures

Having emerged from a single project – the development of the evolution programme "Network" – the Research Group tries to reconstruct prehistoric languages and DNA molecules with the help of phylogenetic networking techniques which were originally developed to reconstruct the evolution of DNA.


  • Progress report Forster, P.; Toth, A., Toward a phylogenetic chronology of ancient Gaulish, Celtic, and Indo-European, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), Vol. 100/ No. 15, July 22, 2003, 9079-9084

  • Free Software The phylogenetic shareware software used by the RG can be downloaded for free.

  • Popular scientific article Hamel, E.; Vennemann, T.; Forster, P., Die Ursprache der Alteuropäer, Spektrum der Wissenschaften, Mai 2002, 32.

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