Genetics and the Archaeology of Ancient Israel

  title={Genetics and the Archaeology of Ancient Israel},
  author={Aaron Jed Brody and Roy J. King},
Abstract This letter is a call for DNA testing on ancient skeletal materials from the southern Levant to begin a database of genetic information of the inhabitants of this crossroads region. In this region, during the Iron I period traditionally dated to circa 1200-1000 BCE, archaeologists and biblical historians view the earliest presence of a group that called itself Israel. They lived in villages in the varied hill countries of the region, contemporary with urban settlements in the coastal… 
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