Who are the Europeans? Where did they come from? Ideas about our European ancestors are being transformed through archaeology, linguistics and the new genetic revolution, and the discovery of ancient DNA is dramatically changing our picture of prehistory.
This paradigm-shifting book paints a spirited portrait of a restless people that challenges our established ways of looking at Europe’s past. 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 skilfully weaves multiple strands of evidence to produce a startling new history of Europe.
'A bloody good book'
'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
'Manco has provided us with a useful guide … to think about past population'
European Journal of Archaeology
'Draws conclusions that may change our long-held beliefs about European history'