The nature of the beast: The first scientific evidence on the survival of apemen into modern times

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Encounters with an ape-like creature variously called yeti, sasquatch and bigfoot have been reported around the world. Since DNA analysis is revealing unexpected information about our own species, this book sees Oxford University geneticist Bryan Sykes conduct DNA tests on hairs claimed to be from anomalous creatures. Investigating various stories and sightings he stumbles on some startling evidence of an antique race of humans and also concludes that there may be some as-yet-undiscovered 'different type of bear'.

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Bryan Sykes is a Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College.

He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases dealing with ancient DNA, including those of 'Otzi the Iceman', a well preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BC and 'Cheddar Man', the remains of a man found in Cheddar Gorge, from approximately 7150 BC, it is Britain's oldest complete human skeleton.

Professor Sykes in best known outside the community of geneticists for his bestselling books on the investigation of human history and pre-history through studies of mitochondrial DNA.

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