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Genetic Roots of Ashkenazi Jews
The Scientist ^ | 10/8/13 | Kate Yandell

Posted on 10/08/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck

The majority of Ashkenazi Jews are descended from prehistoric European women, according to study published today (October 8) in Nature Communications. While the Jewish religion began in the Near East, and the Ashkenazi Jews were believed to have origins in the early indigenous tribes of this region, new evidence from mitochondrial DNA, which is passed on exclusively from mother to child, suggests that female ancestors of most modern Ashkenazi Jews converted to Judaism in the north Mediterranean around 2,000 years ago and later in west and central Europe.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: genetics; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; history; jews
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To: Verginius Rufus

Thanks VR.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_conquest_of_southern_Italy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine–Norman_wars


151 posted on 10/15/2013 7:03:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

It looks like I was not quite accurate—the Normans had invaded Sicily in 1061 and 1064, but the only lasting possession from those attempts was the castle of San Marco d’Alunzio, built in 1061.


152 posted on 10/15/2013 7:37:07 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
Maybe, but barbecued brontosaurus ribs and roast pterodactyl are definitely not kosher.
153 posted on 10/17/2013 1:09:08 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: Verginius Rufus

BTW, The Flinestones all had surnames that were after various kinds of rocks or minerals. Since stein is Yiddish or German for stone, Betty and Wilma might well have had last Jewish last names, after the fashion of prehistoric cavedwellers, i.e., Quartz for Schwartz or Stein for Stone.


154 posted on 10/17/2013 1:16:31 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: rmlew
Also Chechnyans who left Czarist Russia in the 19th Cen. and settled in what would become Jordan or Tranjordan.
155 posted on 10/17/2013 1:20:17 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: attiladhun2
Where in the Bible are brontosauri or pterodactyls mentioned?

It finally occurred to me where the Northern European mDNA could have come from: Solomon's wives and concubines.

156 posted on 10/17/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Possibly dinosaurs are mentioned in the Book of Job. Pterodactyls, maybe in Numbers.


157 posted on 10/17/2013 2:31:15 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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