Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

by Bryan Sykes

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Overview

The national bestseller that reveals how we are descended from seven prehistoric women.

In 1994 Bryan Sykes was called in as an expert to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy for over 5000 years—the Ice Man. Sykes succeeded in extracting DNA from the Ice Man, but even more important, writes Science News, was his "ability to directly link that DNA to Europeans living today." In this groundbreaking book, Sykes reveals how the identification of a particular strand of DNA that passes unbroken through the maternal line allows scientists to trace our genetic makeup all the way back to prehistoric times—to seven primeval women, the "seven daughters of Eve."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393323146
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 132,529
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at Oxford University, pioneered the use of DNA in exploring the human past. He is the author of Saxons, Vikings, and Celts and the New York Times bestseller The Seven Daughters of Eve.

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