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Yet another slant on...... the beginnings of a very long journey,
This review is from: Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings (Hardcover)
All these books are written with some certainty based on the latest information. After a while they all merge, regardless of differing opinions.
Over the last 15 years or so the 'DNA story' of mankind's history has become more complex and it will continue to do so going forward. As this complexity increases the number of possible explanations and opinions also increases. Is it really helping to better interpret or build on the archeological record or is it just another parameter to consider without adding any real improvement in understanding or clarity?
The problem for the writer is that it's just another book in an already long list, and we've only really reached the Stone Age in understanding. If you're looking for a current perspective as a first or second read on the subject then this book is as good as any. For those already well read on the subject I suggest you hold off buying another book for say 5 years.