the way for Eurasiatic and its daughter languages.
Another major perturber of mosaicism may have been agriculture. Colin
Renfrew of the University of Cambridge and other archaeologists, such as Peter Bellwood of the Australian National University in Canberra, believe that from each center where agriculture was first developed, populations may have expanded outward, spreading their languages with them.
Bellwood and the geographer Jared Diamond argue that no fewer than 15 major language families are the result of farmers expanding from the first
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