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Lying in the Atlantic Ocean, 40 miles or so north-west of the Outer Hebrides, St Kilda is home to about one million breeding seabirds, which come to the islands each spring to breed and raise their young. But for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years, the UK archipelago was also home to "the bird people". This extraordinary group of men, women and children lived what amounted to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, right into the early...


 Scotland Outer Hebrides bird social and cultural anthropology culture food history hunter-gatherer St Kilda
A new study deals a blow to the idea that most European men are descended from farmers who migrated from the Near East 5,000-10,000 years ago.


 DNA genetics history migration human evolution Europe agriculture farming Near East family tree Palaeolithic hunter-gatherer