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.
An Oxford professor of human genetics, Sykes spent ten years conducting a DNA survey of 10,000 volunteers, so he has a pretty good picture of folks from the British Isles. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Make[s] a good case for genetics taking its place alongside archaeology and history as a tool for understanding the past." -- Ann Forester - Library Journal "The science is explained with an infectious zest. His book is so revealing that the new... as well as the old should read it." -- Boyd Tonkin - Independent [England]