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Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings by [Manco, Jean]
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Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition

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'A bloody good book' - Minerva Reads 'An ambitious and lucid full narrative account of the peopling of Europe ... this will undoubtedly provide a base line for future debates on the origins of the Europeans' - J. P. Mallory 'Manco has provided us with a useful guide ... to think about past population' - European Journal of Archaeology 'Draws conclusions that may change our long-held beliefs about European history' - Minerva

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Ideas about European ancestors are being transformed through archaeology, linguistics and the new genetic revolution. 'Ancestral Journeys' skilfully weaves these multiple strands to produce a startling new history of Europe. It will be of compelling interest to those who want to trace their ancestry through DNA and understand what the results mean. The fast-paced narrative is illustrated with specially commissioned maps and diagrams, as well as photographs and drawings, showing the movements of people, the spread of languages and DNA distributions. Unprecedented in the scope of its research, this paradigm-shifting, highly readable book challenges our established ways of looking at Europe's past and its people. The discovery of ancient DNA provides evidence that the European gene pool was stirred many times. Clues are also enhancing our understanding of European mobility, including the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, the spread of the Slavs and the adventures of the Vikings.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 50181 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 2 edition (31 August 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B014RFYP6I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #138,789 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 starsA Very Good Overview of European Origins vis a vis Genetics, History and Culture
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4.0 out of 5 starsA carefully researched, original book
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