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Who were the Canaanites? New insight from 73 ancient genomes

May 28, 2020 - General

The people who lived in the area known as the Southern Levant–which is now recognized as Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, and parts of Syria–during the Bronze Age (circa 3500-1150 BCE) are referred to in ancient biblical texts as the Canaanites. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Cell have new insight into the Canaanites’ history based on a new genome-wide analysis of ancient DNA collected from 73…

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