Skip to comments.Genetic Roots of Ashkenazi Jews
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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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.
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.
It finally occurred to me where the Northern European mDNA could have come from: Solomon's wives and concubines.
Possibly dinosaurs are mentioned in the Book of Job. Pterodactyls, maybe in Numbers.
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I just learned (slow on pop culture pickup) that Jennifer Anniston is Greek, with ancestry from Crete. So it looks like some of those Vikings hit Crete!
The Irish-American family my mother grew up in had 12 children with diverse genes. Some very light blonde, others almost raven-haired; some tall, some short. ALL, tho, had very fair skin and very blue eyes. Beyond that, it was some crazy mix.
It has been said, though, that a lot of Greeks are actually descended from Slavs and Albanians and others who pushed down the Balkans into Greece.
Just like a lot of Turks are descended from Greeks and Armenians who went over to Islam.