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Friday, February 8, 2013

Cultural Distance Calculator Part 3

Today, I want to present network clusters for cultures to compare them with each other.

It is interesting to note that...
1. Folk music traditions are more determined by the maternal lineages (correlation with mtDNA-haplogroups),
2. "Mother" languages  are more determined by the paternal lineages (correlation with Y-Chromosome-haplogroups).
3. Apparently folk stories traditions are more determined by the paternal lineages as well.
4. The resulting culture is a mix of these traditions (+ religious believes + the history).

1. Network based on Folk music traditions (Pamjav et al.):

2. Language families in Europe:

Y-haplogroups in Europe:

3. Cultural distance network for Folk tales (from Ross et al.)

Cultural distance network for Folk tales (based on Supplementary table S8 from Ross et al. and SplitsTree software):

 It's great to know that the cluster networks can be regenerated with the raw data distance matrix and SplitsTree. The only differences between the published network and the network I generated are the positions of the "Germans" and "Swedish in Finland" that appear to be more central in the cluster.

4. Cultural distance network based on Geert Hofstede (Europe only):

Based on Hofstede's parameters for culture, Europe splits into Northern and Southern group with some intermediates

Cultural distance tree based on Geert Hofstede (Old world only):
Europe: red
Middle East and North Africa: green
Asia: green asparagus
New World "Latin America": brown
New World "English-speaking": grey 
Pacific: pink
Africa: black

Related articles:
Cultural Distance Calculator
Cultural Distance Calculator Part 2
Musical language groups

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