Present-day Lebanese Descendants of Biblical Canaanites

A latest paper entitled “Continuity and Admixture within the Final 5 Millennia of Levantine Historical past from Historical Canaanite and Current-Day Lebanese Genome Sequences” has confirmed that extra “than 90 % of the genetic ancestry of contemporary Lebanese is derived from historical Canaanites”, whereas researchers had been capable of “sequence the Canaanite genome from the stays of 5 people buried within the historical port metropolis of Sidon (trendy Saïda, Lebanon) round three,700 years in the past” after which evaluate the outcomes towards the DNA of 99 modern-day Lebanese residents.

The outcomes confirmed that “a Bronze Age Canaanite-related ancestry was widespread within the area, shared amongst city populations inhabiting the coast (Sidon) and inland populations (Jordan) who seemingly lived in farming societies or had been pastoral nomads” and that “present-day Lebanese derive most of their ancestry from a Canaanite-related inhabitants, which subsequently implies substantial genetic continuity within the Levant since no less than the Bronze Age”.

That’s a fairly superior discover which can lastly resolve the thriller surrounding the Canaanites, who not like “most different historical Close to Easterners of this era, left few surviving textual data and thus their origin and relationship to historical and present-day populations stay unclear”.

Try the total textual content [right here] as nicely articles from [NationalGeographic] & [WashingtonPost].

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