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The Resource A short history of humanity : a new history of old Europe, Johannes Krause with Thomas Trappe ; translated by Caroline Waight

A short history of humanity : a new history of old Europe, Johannes Krause with Thomas Trappe ; translated by Caroline Waight

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A short history of humanity : a new history of old Europe
Title
A short history of humanity
Title remainder
a new history of old Europe
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Johannes Krause with Thomas Trappe ; translated by Caroline Waight
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"In this eye-opening book, Johannes Krause, director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and journalist Thomas Trappe offer a new way of understanding our past, present, and future. Krause is a pioneer in the revolutionary new science of archaeogenetics, archaeology augmented by revolutionary DNA sequencing technology, which has allowed scientists to uncover a new version of human history reaching back more than 100,000 years. Using this technology to re-examine human bones from the distant past, Krause has been able to map not only the genetic profiles of the dead, but also their ancient journeys. In this concise narrative he tells us their long-forgotten stories of migration and intersection. It's well known that many human populations carry genetic material from Neanderthals; but, as Krause and his colleagues discovered, we also share DNA with a newly uncovered human form, the Denisovans. We know now that a wave of farmers from Anatolia migrated into Europe 8,000 years ago, essentially displacing the dark-skinned, blue-eyed hunter-gatherers who preceded them. The farmer DNA is one of the core genetic components of contemporary Europeans and European Americans. Though the first people to cross into North and South America have long been assumed to be primarily of East Asian descent, we now know that they also share DNA with contemporary Europeans and European Americans. Genetics has an unfortunate history of smuggling in racist ideologies, but our most cutting-edge science tells us that genetic categories in no way reflect national borders. Krause vividly introduces us to prehistoric cultures such as the Aurignacians, innovative artisans who carved animals, people, and even flutes from bird bones more than 40,000 years ago; the Varna, who buried their loved ones with gold long before the Pharaohs of Egypt; and the Gravettians, big-game hunters who were Europe's most successful early settlers until they perished in the ice age. This informed retelling of the human epic confirms that immigration and genetic mingling have always defined our species and that who we are is a question of culture not genetics"--
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10951633
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1980-
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Krause, Johannes
Dewey number
599.9094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English, translated from the German
LC call number
GN290.E85
LC item number
K73 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Trappe, Thomas
  • Waight, Caroline
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True
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  • Human population genetics
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Biomolecular archaeology
  • Human genetics
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Human beings
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Europe
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a new history of old Europe
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A short history of humanity : a new history of old Europe, Johannes Krause with Thomas Trappe ; translated by Caroline Waight
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Germany by Propyläen Verlag in 2019."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-261) and index
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Contents
A new science is born -- Persistent immigrants -- Immigrants are the future -- Parallel societies -- Single young men -- Europeans find a language -- Patriarchal structures -- They bring the plague -- New World, new epidemics -- Global melting pot
Control code
2020043748
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780593229422
Lccn
2020043748
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1221015613
Label
A short history of humanity : a new history of old Europe, Johannes Krause with Thomas Trappe ; translated by Caroline Waight
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Germany by Propyläen Verlag in 2019."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new science is born -- Persistent immigrants -- Immigrants are the future -- Parallel societies -- Single young men -- Europeans find a language -- Patriarchal structures -- They bring the plague -- New World, new epidemics -- Global melting pot
Control code
2020043748
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780593229422
Lccn
2020043748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1221015613

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