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Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Irelandby Bryan Sykes
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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.
From the best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, an illuminating guide to the genetic history of the British Isles.
An illuminating study of the genetic history of the British Isles, based on a systematic, decade-long DNA survey, traces the genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants, taking into consideration such events as the Roman invasions and Norman conquest and ranging from prehistoric times to the genetic heritage of Americans of British descent. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
About the Author
Bryan Sykesis professor of human genetics at Oxford University. His company, Oxford Ancestors, traces human genetic backgrounds. Sykes’s books include the The New York Timesbest-selling The Seven Daughters of Eve.
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