Saxons, Vikings, and Celts

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts : The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

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One of the world's leading geneticists, Bryan Sykes has helped thousands find their ancestry in the British Isles. Saxons, Vikings, and Celts, which resulted from a systematic ten-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 volunteers, traces the true genetic makeup of the British Isles and its descendants, taking readers from the Pontnewydd cave in North Wales to the resting place of the Red Lady of Paviland and the tomb of King Arthur. This illuminating guide provides a much-needed introduction to the genetic history of the people of the British Isles and their descendants throughout the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 23mm | 280g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 0393330753
  • 9780393330755
  • 82,620

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"Make[s] a good case for genetics taking its place alongside archaeology and history as a tool for understanding the past." -- Ann Forester - Library Journal "The science is explained with an infectious zest. His book is so revealing that the new... as well as the old should read it." -- Boyd Tonkin - Independent [England]
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About Bryan Sykes

Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at Oxford University,
pioneered the use of DNA in exploring the human past. He is the
author of Saxons, Vikings, and Celts and the New York Times bestseller The
Seven Daughters of Eve.
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