Table 2.

Results of the Bayesian analyses of Proto-Indo-European tales. Posterior probabilities for the presence/absence of tales reconstructed in Proto-Indo-European were obtained from a most recent common ancestor analysis, performed in BayesTraits (v. 2) [36]. The relative support for each possibility was further assessed by a fossil test. Bayes Factor support for the presence of each tale was evaluated using the interpretive framework suggested by Kass & Rafftery [37].

talep (present)p (absent)Bayes Factor support for presence (interpretation)
ATU 3300.870.133.59 (‘positive’)
ATU 5540.50.51.91 (‘weak’)
ATU 3280.390.610.69 (‘weak’)
ATU 4020.50.50.35 (‘weak’)