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Ancient DNA sheds light on the origins of the Biblical Philistines

July 5, 2019 - General

An international team, led by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the Leon Levy Expedition, retrieved and analyzed, for the first time, genome-wide data from people who lived during the Bronze and Iron Age (~3,600-2,800 years ago) in the ancient port city of Ashkelon, one of the core Philistine cities during the Iron Age.

Excavation of the Philistine Cemetery at Ashkelon [Credit: Melissa…

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