Ancestral Journeys

The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings


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


ISBN: 9780500292075 Category:

Jean Manco


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.

Additional information

Weight 348 g
Dimensions 13.1 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 5 November 2015
Number of pages 312
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13.1 x 19.7 cm
Weight 348 g


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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.