Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at Oxford University, pioneered the use of DNA in exploring the human past. He is also the founder and chairman of Oxford Ancestors (oxfordancestors.com), which helps individuals explore their genetic roots using DNA. He is the author of Saxons, Vikings, and Celts; The Seven Daughters of Eve, a New York Times bestseller; and Adam's Curse.
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]