Traced: Human DNA's Big Surprise

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What happened to the ancient Egyptians? The Persians? The Romans? The Mayans? ARE WE THEIR DESCENDANTS?

Recent genetic discoveries are uncovering surprising links between us and the peoples of old—links that rewrite race, ethnicity, and human history.

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What happened to the ancient Egyptians? The Persians? The Romans? The Mayans? ARE WE THEIR DESCENDANTS?

Recent genetic discoveries are uncovering surprising links between us and the peoples of old—links that rewrite race, ethnicity, and human history.

  • Today’s Native Americans descend from Central Asians who arrived in the early A.D. era.
  • Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob still have clearly identifiable descendants, albeit rare ones.
  • Every people group on earth can genetically trace their origins to Noah and his three sons.

Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. The Hiddenness of History
  • PART I: EARLY CLUES
  • 2. Smaller Than We Think
  • 3. More Connected Than We Think
  • 4. Faster Than We Think
  • PART II: FINDING THE ANCIENTS
  • AFRICA
  • 5. Still African
  • 6. The Corridor
  • EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
  • 7. Vulnerable
  • THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 8. Mirror
  • SOUTH ASIA
  • 9. Relative Mystery
  • THE FAR EAST
  • 10. The Great Divide
  • THE PACIFIC
  • 11. From West to East
  • COLOR PLATE SECTION
  • THE AMERICAS
  • 12. A New World
  • PART III: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
  • 13. Breaking at the Dawn
  • 14. Finding Out
  • EPILOGUE
  • 15. The Lost Civilization
  • Appendix A: Technical Methods
  • Appendix B: Y Chromosome Adam and Evolution
  • Appendix C: Can I Find My Ancestors with Genetic Testing?
  • References
  • Glossary of Key Terms
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits

Endorsements

…a profoundly intriguing book. It throws a new light on ancient history and will leave the reader eager to learn more.

Steven E. Woodworth, PhD, Professor of History, Texas Christian University

…a ground-breaking book…likely to become a classic.

Ola Hössjer, PhD, Professor of Mathematical Statistics, Stockholm University, Sweden

More Information
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 1.50
Title Traced
Subtitle Human DNA's Big Surprise
ISBN 13 9781683442912
Contributors Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson
Binding Hardback
Page Count 432
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc.
Dimensions (in inches) 6 x 9
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