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Ancestral Journeys


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Preface; 1 Who are the Europeans?; 2 Migration: Principles and Problems; 3 The First Europeans; 4 Mesolithic Hunters and Fishermen; 5 The First Farmers; 6 Dairy Farming; 7 The Copper Age; 8 The Indo-European Family; 9 Indo-Europeans and Genetics; 10 Beaker Folk to Celts and Italics; 11 Minoans and Mycenaeans; 12 Iron Traders and Warriors; 13 Etruscans and Romans; 14 The Great Wandering; 15 The Slavs; 16 Bulgars and Magyars; 17 Vikings; 18 Epilogue.

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An exploration of the ways in which linguistics, genetics and archaeology are throwing more light onto the origins of our ancient ancestors

About the Author

Jean Manco is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Spirit of Care: the eight-hundred year history of St John's Hospital, Bath.


'Draws conclusions that may change our long-held beliefs about European history' - Minerva
'Manco has provided us with a useful guide ... to think about past population' - European Journal of Archaeology
'An ambitious and lucid full narrative account of the peopling of Europe ... this will undoubtedly provide a base line for future debates on the origins of the Europeans' - J. P. Mallory
'A bloody good book' - Minerva Reads

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