Each haplogroup is defined by a set of characteristic mutations on the mitochondrial genome, and can be traced along a person's maternal line to a specific prehistoric woman. I can't help but think we must be missing something and that if we would just do it right science would support the bible. Bryan tries to incorporate archaeological and anthropological findings into his renditions, but his fictional journey through the lives of his seven key women becomes tedious and repetitious. Jul 10, Wishwas Abhyankar rated it it was amazing.
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He spends a lot of time proving that the Polynesians came from Taiwan. These footings were shaky at best, if not biased.
These are just the lines that survived until today. Those who are curious about, how science works, how human evolution daughter have progressed and how majority of humans can be linked to seven women, this book is a must read. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He then traced further back into our African roots and found one single woman, who lived aboutyears ago in Africa, daughgers is the mother of all human beings alive today.
Also, he explains that they were ancestors by maternal lineages only. The Cro-Magnons were part of our homo sapiens species. As mutations developed in her descendants, and those descendents separated and moved around the globe, they split into different mtDNA groups haplogroups.
Though it is mighty good most of the way. To his detriment, he is irritatingly triumphant about his 'victories' while his lengthy descriptions of the lives of Xenia and her sisters are naff.
Nov 10, Cyndi rated it really liked it Shelves: Despite this daft nomenclature, Sykes's work is important, for until he created his Mother Tree, and showed its roots were deep and ancient, scientists believed Europeans were mere Stone Age parvenus, farmers who had invaded from the Middle East only a few thousand years ago to replace the continent's indigenous tribes.
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This conclusion was staggering: Would love to see this done for places like India where caste differences make people treat daughrers other badly. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I thoroughly enjoyed this book because you could tell that Bryan Sykes so thoroughly enjoyed the scientific investigations he took on throughout his professional life.
It was kind of weird.
This unique traveler is mitochondrial DNA, and, as this provocative account illustrates, it can help scientists and archeologists piece together the history of the human race.
The American Journal of Human Genetics. Another 26 maternal lineages have since been uncovered on other continents, although Sykes ignores them, presumably because The 33 Daughters of Eve makes a crap title. The chapters about the 7 women are in some ways the least interesting as they are mainly conjecture about the kind of world they may have lived in and Sykes is not good at fiction as the women don't really come alive in these chapters.
The same goes for cultures and religions, BTW. Unlike chromosomes, they are not in the cell nucleus but outside in the cytoplasm. Building an accurate family tree is time consuming.
Personally, it helps the non-scientific reader understand I have been reading Saxons, Vikings, and Celts by the same author but have put it aside so that I can finish this book!!! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
Sykes wrote in the book that there were seven major mitochondrial lineages for modern Europeans, though he subsequently wrote that with the additional data from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, Ulrike see below could have been promoted to be the eighth clan mother for Europe.
We might "believe" in religions, money or countries, but they are artifical, imaginary constructs.
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Jul 02, Radhika rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These ancient African roots go back long before the relatively recent categories of people discussed under Ethnic Ancestry.
Bbryan 06, Kathleen rated it liked it Shelves: I appreciate Sykes' passion for his work and science but I didn't enjoy his writing much. The last third of sevn book is spent on a series of fictional narratives, written by Sykes, describing his creative guesses about the lives of each of these seven "clan mothers".