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the determination of how long ago different languages evolved from a common source language

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Armstrong (1962) noted the linguistic continuity of African languages when he used Glottochronology to test the rate of change in Yoruba.
Glottochronology is not popular any more even with many scholars who were very active in this field.
Like glottochronology (Gudschinsky, 1956) we have here a method which requires strong assumptions but which produces hard numbers which (if accompanied by thought) seem to work.
Glottochronology and comparative linguistic research among the Northern Iroquoians suggest that their historic distribution overlaps that of their probable "homeland": the northern Appalachian Plateau region of north-central Pennsylvania and south-central New York, and astraddle divides between major riverine systems draining toward the southwest, southeast, and northeast (Lounsbury 1978).