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Ancestral journeys : the peopling of Europe from the first venturers to the Vikings

Author: Jean Manco
Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
Who are the Europeans? Where did they come from? In recent years scientific advances have yielded a mass of new data, turning accepted ideas upside down. In this highly readable account, Jean Manco skilfully weaves the multiple strands of the very latest genetic evidence with archaeology, history and linguistics to produce a startling new history of Europe. Her fast-paced narrative is illustrated with numerous  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Manco
ISBN: 9780500051788 050005178X
OCLC Number: 905291031
Notes: Indhold: Who are the Europeans? Migration : principles and problems. The first Europeans. Mesolithic hunters and fishermen. The first farmers. Dairy farming. The Copper Age. The Indo-European family. Indo-Europeans and genetics. Beaker folk to Celts and Italics. Minoans and Mycenaeans. Iron Age traders and warriors. Etruscans and Romans. The great wandering. Enter the Slavs. Bulgars and Magyars. Vikings
Description: 312 sider : illustrations (nogle i farver)
Contents: Who are the Europeans?. Migration : principles and problems --
The first Europeans --
Mesolithic hunters and fishermen --
The first farmers --
Dairy farming --
The Copper Age --
The Indo-European family --
Indo-Europeans and genetics --
Beaker folk to Celts and Italics --
Minoans and Mycenaeans --
Iron Age traders and warriors --
Etruscans and Romans --
The great wandering --
Enter the Slavs --
Bulgars and Magyars --
Vikings --


Brings together the genetic evidence and combines it with archaeology and linguistics to produce a history of Europe.  Read more...


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'Genetics is blazing new pathways through the tangled jungle of the human past. Jean Manco is an admirable and reliable guide in this fascinating, yet constantly shifting, terrain' - David Miles, Read more...

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