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Viking DNA: The Wirral and West Lancashire Project

‘Viking DNA: The Wirral and West Lancashire Project’, published by Nottingham University Press.

Viking DNA - The Wirral and West Lancashire Project

New book details genetics project involving University of Leicester researchers

Viking DNA: The Wirral and West Lancashire Project details a genetic survey that took place between 2002 and 2007, focusing on men from old families from these areas. These ‘Viking hot spots’ in North West England exhibit many archaeological and historical features proving them to have had a clear Viking presence. The survey, led by Stephen Harding, Mark Jobling and Turi King, aimed to discover just how deep these Viking roots lay - by tracing the DNA of the local populace back to their Viking ancestors. A fascinating insight into the North West’s history and people, Viking DNA: The Wirral and West Lancashire Project is a comprehensive journey into the region’s past that will captivate its readers.

Mark Jobling is Professor of Genetics and Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science in the University of Leicester Department of Genetics and Dr Turi King is Wellcome Trust Post-doctoral Research Associate in the same department.

  • Title: Viking DNA - The Wirral and West Lancashire Project
  • Author: Stephen Harding, Mark Jobling, Turi King
  • Publisher: Nottingham University Press
  • ISBN: 978-1-907284-94-6
  • Price: £19.99
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