The Genomic History of the Bronze Age Southern Levant

  title={The Genomic History of the Bronze Age Southern Levant},
  author={Lily Agranat-Tamir and Shamam Waldman and M. S. Mart{\'i}n and David Gokhman},
  • Lily Agranat-Tamir, Shamam Waldman, +1 author David Gokhman
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell
  • We report genome-wide DNA data for 73 individuals from five archaeological sites across the Bronze and Iron Ages Southern Levant. These individuals, who share the "Canaanite" material culture, can be modeled as descending from two sources: (1) earlier local Neolithic populations and (2) populations related to the Chalcolithic Zagros or the Bronze Age Caucasus. The non-local contribution increased over time, as evinced by three outliers who can be modeled as descendants of recent migrants. We… CONTINUE READING
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