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beuwolf88 06-06-2018 03:27 AM

Ancient DNA Data Reveal the Cannanites are the Palestinians
 
So it turns out Moses and the Israelite's didn't kill all the Cannanites but they are today's Palestinians.

Classic!



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When the pharaohs ruled Egypt and the ancient Greeks built their first cities, a mysterious people called the Canaanites dominated the Near East. Around 4000 years ago, they built cities across the Levant, which includes present-day Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and part of Syria. Yet the Canaanites left no surviving written records, leaving researchers to piece together their history from secondhand sources.

One of those sources is the Bible’s Old Testament, which suggests a grisly end for many Canaanites: After the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, God ordered them to destroy Canaan and its people (though other passages suggest that some Canaanites may have survived). But did that really happen? Archaeological data suggests that Canaanite cities were never destroyed or abandoned. Now, ancient DNA recovered from five Canaanite skeletons suggests that these people survived to contribute their genes to millions of people living today.

The new samples come from Sidon, a coastal city in Lebanon. Marc Haber, a geneticist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, U.K., extracted enough DNA from the ancient skeletons to sequence the whole genomes of five Canaanite individuals, all around 3700 years old.

Haber’s first mission was to figure out who the Canaanites were, genetically speaking. Ancient Greek sources suggested they had migrated to the Levant from the East. To test that, Haber and colleagues compared the Canaanite genomes to those of other ancient populations in Eurasia. It turned out the Greeks were half right: About 50% of the Canaanites’ genes came from local farmers who settled the Levant about 10,000 years ago. But the other half was linked to an earlier population identified from skeletons found in Iran, the team reports today in The American Journal of Human Genetics. The researchers estimate these Eastern migrants arrived in the Levant and started mixing with locals around 5000 years ago.

This finding fits with other recent studies of the Levant. Iosif Lazaridis, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, saw the same mixture of eastern and local ancestry in the genomes of ancient skeletons from Jordan. “It’s nice to see that what we observed wasn’t a fluke of our particular site, but was part of this broader Canaanite population,” Lazaridis says.

Now that Haber had confirmed who the Canaanites were, he set out to find out what happened to them. He compared their genomes to those of 99 living Lebanese people and hundreds of others in genetic databases. Haber found that the present-day Lebanese population is largely descended from the ancient Canaanites, inheriting more than 90% of their genes from this ancient source. The other 7% may have come from migrants from Central Europe who moved to the Levant around 3000 years ago.

So does the new study show that there was no war between the Israelites and the Canaanites? Not necessarily, says Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute geneticist Chris Tyler-Smith, who worked with Haber. Genes don’t always track conflict. “You can have genetically similar or indistinguishable populations that are culturally very different and don’t get on with one another at all,” Tyler-Smith says. This might have been the case with the Israelites and the Canaanites—similar genes, but sworn enemies.

“If those populations conquer each other, it probably wouldn’t leave traces that we could easily pick up [with ancient DNA],” agrees Johannes Krause, a geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, who wasn’t involved in the current work. Perhaps there was a Biblical war that ancient DNA simply cannot see.


http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/...ous-canaanites

3rd3y3 06-06-2018 04:37 AM

Don't tell paul he's a semite

Skwint_hed 06-06-2018 07:05 AM

all the sea3 will be in soon to tell you there is no such thing as Palestinian

Paul Parnitzke 06-06-2018 07:38 PM

Sure Troll.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3rd3y3 (Post 2312308)
Don't tell paul he's a semite

I am not any Semite, but, that still doesn't mean that I am any "anti-Semite" either.
The Palestinians do deserve their own state and to have their stolen lands returned.
Barring any two-state solution, Israel must become a secular, not a Jewish State, with
some real guarentees of equal civil and citizen rights under the law and both dejure and defacto.

Paul Parnitzke 06-06-2018 07:40 PM

I am anti-Tyranny.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Skwint_hed (Post 2312310)
all the sea3 will be in soon to tell you there is no such thing as Palestinian

Of course, they always will lie hypocritically and say such nonsense.
These "Zio-nazi's" are all pathological liars and malignant narcissists.

3rd3y3 06-06-2018 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Parnitzke (Post 2312360)
I am not any Semite, but, that still doesn't mean that I am any "anti-Semite" either.
The Palestinians do deserve their own state and to have their stolen lands returned.
Barring any two-state solution, Israel must become a secular, not a Jewish State, with
some real guarentees of equal civil and citizen rights under the law and both dejure and defacto.

I didn't read that

moefugger 06-06-2018 11:12 PM

So if you ever get the chance.
Kill all of the fuckers.

beuwolf88 06-08-2018 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moefugger (Post 2312380)
So if you ever get the chance.
Kill all of the fuckers.

Sounds like a quote from 1700 BC.

3rd3y3 06-08-2018 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moefugger (Post 2312380)
So if you ever get the chance.
Kill all of the fuckers.

Why wouldn't you?


who are the fuckers?

point me in their direction.

Paul Parnitzke 06-09-2018 04:21 PM

Sure Troll.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3rd3y3 (Post 2312456)
Why wouldn't you?


who are the fuckers?

point me in their direction.

Ok, fine. :D

Look in the mirror.

Right there! :D


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