Linguists Identify 15,000-Year-Old Words

Originally posted on Nat Geo Education Blog:
SCIENCE Linguists Identify 15,000-Year-Old Words Researchers have come up with a list of about two dozen words that have survived, fundamentally unchanged, for 150 centuries throughout Europe and Asia. This amazing graphic shows the linguistic evolution of 200 common words, or cognates, across Indo-European languages. Indo-European is just…