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    DescriptionIn a brilliant synthesis of genetic, archaeological, linguistic and climatic data, Oppenheimer challenges current thinking with his claim that there was only one successful migration out of Africa. In 1988 Newsweek headlined the startling discovery that everyone alive on the earth today can trace their maternal DNA back to one woman who lived in Africa 150,000 years ago. It was thought that modern humans populated the world through a series of migratory waves from their African homeland. Now an even more radical view has emerged, that the members of just one group are the ancestors of all non-Africans now alive, and that this group crossed the mouth of the Red Sea a mere 85,000 years ago. It means that not only is every person on the planet descended from one African 'Eve' but every non-African is related to a more recent Eve, from that original migratory group. This is a revolutionary new theory about our origins that is both scholarly and entertaining, a remarkable account of the kinship of all humans. Further details of the findings in this book are presented at www.bradshawfoundation.com/stephenoppenheimer/


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    Title
    Out of Eden
    Subtitle
    The Peopling of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Oppenheimer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841198941
    ISBN 10: 1841198943
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, PSX
    DC22: 930
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26720
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GN700
    Thema V1.0: PSX, PDZ
    Illustrations note
    16 colour photos
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Robinson Publishing
    Publication date
    29 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stephen Oppenheimer of the University of Oxford is a leading expert in the use of DNA to track migrations. His first book Eden in the East: The Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia challenged the orthodox view of the origins of Polynesians as rice farmers from Taiwan. He is also the author of The Origins of the British.
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    A vivid synthesis of DNA studies with archaeological, climatic, anthropological and other findings ... The thrill of this book lies in the vast reaches of time and space that one is deftly guided through. Emma Crichton-Miller, Sunday Telegraph I can put my finger on a map and say that is where my people came from. The Economist Oppenheimer strongly argues for a single movement out of Africa. He tells his story with pace and authority, combining the personal and the scientific. Times Literary Supplement A wonderfully readable guide for the perplexed on what modern molecular genetics may be telling us about our species' ancient origins in Africa and our many human wanderings over the earth thereafter John Terrell, Director of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago