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My European family : the first 54,000 years

Author: Karin Bojs
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017. ©2017
Series: Bloomsbury sigma series, bk. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family. At her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As a science journalist, she was eager to learn more about herself, her family and the interconnectedness of society using DNA research. After all, we're all related. And in a sense, we are all family. My European Family tells the story of Europe and its people through its genetic legacy, from the first wave  Read more...
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Named Person: Bojas family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Bojs
ISBN: 9781472941473 1472941470 9781472941466 1472941462
OCLC Number: 949819827
Language Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Notes: "First published in Sweden in 2015 by Albert Bonniers Forlag, as Min Europeiska Familj"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of the August Prize, 2015.
Description: 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The funeral --
Part 1: The hunters. The troll child : 54,000 years ago ; Neanderthals in Leipzig ; The flute players ; First on the scene in Europe ; Mammoths in Brno ; Cro-Magnon ; The first dog ; Doggerland ; The Ice Age ends ; Dark skin, blue eyes ; Climate and forests ; Am I a Sami? ; Pottery makes its appearance ; The farmers arrive --
Part 2: The farmers. Syria ; The boat to Cyprus ; The first beer ; The farmers' westward voyages ; The homes built on the graves of the dead ; Clashes in Pilsen and Mainz ; Sowing and sunrise ; Farmers arrive in Skåne ; Ötzi the Iceman ; The Falbygden area ; Hunters' and farmers' genes --
Part 3: The Indo-Europeans. The first stallion ; DNA sequences provide links with the East ; Battleaxes ; Bell beakers, Celts and Stonehenge ; The Nebra sky disc in Halle ; The rock engravers ; Iron and the plague ; Am I a Viking? ; The mothers ; The legacy of Hitler and Stalin --
The tree and the spring --
Questions and answers about DNA.
Series Title: Bloomsbury sigma series, bk. 21.
Other Titles: Min europeiska familj.
My European family : the first fifty-four thousand years
Responsibility: Karin Bojs.

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The story of Europe and its peoples, told through its genetic legacy and woven together using the latest archaeological findings, will fascinate anyone interested in genealogy.  Read more...

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