Fraser D. Neiman, Monticello "AS an anthropological method, phylogenetic mapping is still a relatively new method that is in its infancy. Studying this topic has value because it may hold a key to the future of anthropological studies in determining transmission of culture. Phylogenetic mapping is a creative method that allows for a new way to interpret data as well as giving rise to new hypotheses for understanding culture change.....The focus on the relationships of biology, culture change, and knowledge transmission over time and across space are core anthropological concerns impacting every subfield. To understand the complexities of using phylogenetic mapping, one must have a solid four field background. Thus, this highly technical book is most relevant for archaeologists, bioarchaeologists, and historical linguists."
Maria R. Roti, Anthropology and Aging Quarterly