About the Authors

Kathryn R. Kirby

kate.kirby@utoronto.ca

Affiliations Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Russell D. Gray

Affiliations Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Simon J. Greenhill

Affiliations Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Fiona M. Jordan

Affiliations Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Stephanie Gomes-Ng

Affiliation School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Hans-Jörg Bibiko

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany

Damián E. Blasi

Affiliations Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, Department of Comparative Linguistics, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, Psycholinguistics Laboratory, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Carlos A. Botero

Affiliation Department of Biology, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, United States of America

Claire Bowern

Affiliations ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Department of Linguistics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States of America

Carol R. Ember

Affiliation Human Relations Area Files, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States of America

Dan Leehr

Affiliation Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, Duke University, Durham, United States of America

Bobbi S. Low

Affiliations University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment, Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America

Joe McCarter

Affiliation Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024, United States of America

William Divale

Affiliation York College, City University of New York, New York, United States of America

Michael C. Gavin

Affiliations Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KRK RDG SJG FMJ SGN CAB CB CRE BSL JM MG DEB. Analyzed the data: KRK RDG SJG FMJ SGN HJB DEB CAB CB CRE BSL JM MG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KRK RDG SJG FMJ SGN HJB DEB CAB CB CRE DL BSL JM WD MG. Wrote the paper: KRK RDG SJG FMJ SGN HJB DEB CAB CB CRE DL BSL JM WD MG.