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The Origins of the British: A Genetic Detective Story

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Unpublished mtDNA and Y-chromosome genetic data has rapidly piled up about the British people. Synthesising the new genetic evidence with linguistics, archaeology and history, Stephen Oppenheimer breaks dramatic findings about the origins of the British people. The first scoop is that the roots of English identity lie over 6000 years ago, not with the Anglo-Saxons. The 'Anglo-Saxon invasion' contributed only 5-10 per cent of male English genes. Instead, the genetic evidence reveals that the majority of English people derive ...

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The Origins of the British: A Genetic Detective Story
2006, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786718900

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The Origins of the British: A Genetic Detective Story
2006, Constable, London

ISBN-13: 9781845291587

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