The world’s oldest living culture

1. A Girl from the Golden Age   A young mother sits by the riverbank. Behind her the rain-forest rings with the calls of gaudy tropical birds. The baby at her breast is suddenly startled by a movement in the muddy river. His tiny hand reaches out, fingers splayed. Following his gaze, she squints through […]

The genetic legacy of Britain

In 2015, Oxford University researchers investigated and uncovered distinct geographical groupings of genetically similar individuals across the UK.   The study, published in the journal Nature, found that: There was no single Celtic genetic group. In fact the Celtic parts of the UK (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Cornwall) are distinct from each other genetically. For […]