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Ancestral journeys : the people of Europe from the first venturers to the Vikings / Jean Manco.

Manco, Jean, author. (Author).
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APLS-Decatur 940.04 MAN ANC (Text) 34207002018936 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780500292075
  • Physical Description: 312 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Thames & Hudson, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Who are the Europeans? -- Migrations: 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 to Italics. -- Minoans and Mycenaens -- Iron Age traders and warriors -- Etruscans and Romans -- The great wandering -- Enter the Slavs -- Bulgars and Magyars -- Vikings -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: This paradigm-shifting book paints a spirited portrait of a restless people that challenges our established ways of looking at Europe's past. The story is more complex than at first believed, with new evidence suggesting that the European gene pool was stirred vigorously multiple times. Genetic clues are also enhancing our understanding of European mobility in epochs with written records, including the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, the spread of the Slavs, and the adventures of the Vikings. Now brought completely up to date with all the latest findings from the fast-moving fields of genetics, DNA, and dating, Jean Manco's highly readable account weaves multiple strands of evidence into a startling new history of the continent, of interest to anyone who wants to truly understand Europeans place in the ancient world." Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Prehistoric peoples > Europe.
Human beings > Migrations.
Europeans > History.
Europeans > Origin.
Enthnology > Europe.
Antiquities, Prehistoric > Europe.
Europe > History > To 476.
Europe > History > 476-1492.
Europe > Antiquities.

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