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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - History - 306 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - FKarr - LibraryThing

Best part of the book was the mythology and ancient histories of origin and settlement and then the comparison of more verifiable history. The genetic history was a little thin and relied a little too much on the author's other works. Read full review

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User Review  - Familyhistorian - LibraryThing

Bryan Sykes has a way of taking the science behind genetic roots and making it more understandable. He does this once again in "Saxons, Vikings, and Celts". In this book Sykes combines the story of ... Read full review

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Bryan Sykes is professor of genetics at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University & was the editor of "The Human Inheritance: Genes, Language, & Evolution".

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