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The origins of the British : a genetic detective story : the surprising roots of the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh

Author: Stephen Oppenheimer
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oppenheimer, Stephen.
Origins of the British.
New York : Carroll & Graf, 2006
(DLC) 2007296675
(OCoLC)75811569
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Oppenheimer
OCLC Number: 680216471
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 534 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Celtic myth : wrong myth, real people --
"Celt" : what it means today, and who were the classical historians referring to? --
Celtic as a language label --
Colonization of the British Isles before the Roman invasion --
Can language dating tell us when the Celts arrived? --
After the ice --
Ultimate hunters and gatherers : the Mesolithic --
Invasion of the farmers : the Neolithic and the Metal Age --
Who spread Indo-European languages? --
Men from the north : Angles, Saxons, Vikings, and Normans --
The Saxon advent --
What languages were spoken in England before the "Anglo-Saxon invasions"? --
Was the first English nearer Norse or Low Saxon? --
Were there Saxons in England before the Romans left? --
Old English perceptions of ethnicity : Scandinavian or Low Saxon? --
English continuity or replacement? --
The Vikings --
Appendix A : introduction to genetic tracking --
Appendix B : our maternal ancestors : an overview of the European gene tree --
Appendix C : paternal trees of ancestry in Europe.
Responsibility: Stephen Oppenheimer.
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