Genetic Origins of The Philistines

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  1. The alchemist

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    Hmm, heard they were of Greek origin. Seems like it (in part) based on this study.

    Kind of awkward for Palestinians that their ethnonym is linked to Greek pirates. :lol:
     
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    Yh, the Romans named that geographic area Palestine after the second Jewish rebellion to humiliate the Jews.
     
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    Its about small population movement and the fore-bearers of name Philistine, but the Palestinian people are home to the region.
     
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    There are so many ancient genomes from Israel, but so few from Africa. Hmm, makes you wonder.
     
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    I believe human life started in Middle East not Africa .
     
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    Trololol,

    Too much evidence of it starting in East Africa.

    Israelis are obsessed with analyzing all their ancient bones because of the politics there (who owns it) and the bible/religious implications.
     
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    Researchers in China would disagree.

    They argue that there was no OOA and that human similarities in genome and phenotype are down to luck.

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/101410v6
     
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