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

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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.


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, professor of human genetics at Oxford University, pioneered the use of DNA in exploring the human past. He is the author of Saxons, Vikings, and Celts and theĀ New York Times bestseller The Seven Daughters of Eve.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393062687
ISBN-10: 0393062686
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 17th, 2006
Pages: 344
Language: English