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WASPs finally get their due in this stimulating history by one of the world's leading geneticists.

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts is the most illuminating book yet to be written about the genetic history of Britain and Ireland. Through a systematic, ten-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 volunteers, Bryan Sykes has traced the true genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants. This historical travelogue and genetic tour of the fabled isles, which includes accounts of the Roman invasions and Norman conquests, takes readers from the Pontnewydd cave in North Wales, where a 300,000-year-old tooth was discovered, to the resting place of "The Red Lady" of Paviland, whose anatomically modern body was dyed with ochre by her grieving relatives nearly 29,000 years ago.

A perfect work for anyone interested in the genealogy of England, Scotland, or Ireland, Saxons, Vikings, and Celts features a chapter specifically addressing the genetic makeup of those people in the United States who have descended from the British Isles.

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"Sykes writes in an easy style suitable for popular science material and does make a good case for genetics taking its place alongside archaeology and history as a tool for understanding the past. His discussion of the ups and downs of doing field research provides an interesting look at how a scientist conducts research." Library Journal

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Far from being a stack of little toffees of the same flavor, the population of Britain and Ireland is a mix, in various proportions, of lots and lots of folks formerly on boats. Sykes (human genetics, Oxford U.) gives a lively and accessible account of his systematic DNA survey of over 10,000 volunteers from Britain, Ireland and America. As he tracks down who was where he also asks the questions nineteenth and twentieth century scientists had neither the wit nor the technology to ask, such as how long the original inhabitants were roaming about and from whence they came. Sykes maps out the genetic history of the Isles to answer this and other intriguing questions, such as how cozy the Romans and Normans actually were with the local talent and what transpired when the results moved to America. The result contradicts much of what we learned in school about who ruled and who conquered. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Through a systematic, ten-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 volunteers, Sykes has traced the genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants. He also features a chapter specifically addressing the genetic makeup of those people in the United States who have descended from the British Isles.

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From the best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, an illuminating guide to the genetic history of the British Isles.

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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. Genealogy has become a popular pastime of Americans interested in their heritage, and this is the perfect work for anyone interested in finding their heritage in England, Scotland, or Ireland.

About the Author

Bryan Sykes is professor of human genetics at Oxford University. His company, Oxford Ancestors, traces human genetic backgrounds. Sykes's books include the New York Times bestseller The Seven Daughters of Eve.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393062687
Author:
Sykes, Bryan
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Human genetics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Human population genetics -- Great Britain.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
American
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Physical
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » Western Civilization
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Genetics

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Product details 320 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393062687 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Sykes writes in an easy style suitable for popular science material and does make a good case for genetics taking its place alongside archaeology and history as a tool for understanding the past. His discussion of the ups and downs of doing field research provides an interesting look at how a scientist conducts research."
"Synopsis" by , Through a systematic, ten-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 volunteers, Sykes has traced the genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants. He also features a chapter specifically addressing the genetic makeup of those people in the United States who have descended from the British Isles.
"Synopsis" by , From the best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, an illuminating guide to the genetic history of the British Isles.
"Synopsis" by , 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. Genealogy has become a popular pastime of Americans interested in their heritage, and this is the perfect work for anyone interested in finding their heritage in England, Scotland, or Ireland.
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