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Who We Are and How We Got Here

Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

David Reich

A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies.Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and it has become clear--in par...
Publish Date
2019
February 5
First Published in 2018
Goodreads rating
4.16
ISBN
9781101873465
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
This is a monument, not just a book. And the beginning of a new cultural program. On a scale of 0 to 100, paternity tests count as 99.99 and written/oral history should count for .01. Apply that to populations. That’s plain statistics/probability. We are seeing science in action: information theory displaces BS, the handwaving just so stories we got from historians.      source