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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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400133352
Author:
Sykes, Bryan
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Read by:
Hill, Dick
Read:
Hill, Dick
Narrated by:
Hill, Dick
Narrated:
Hill, Dick
Author:
Hill, Dick
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.7 lb
Media Run Time:
600

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