Re: Ancient Ashkenazic DNA Admixture #dna #israel #announcements


Richard Cooper
 

This is absolutely fascinating!
It shows that the ancestry of the subject (you, Adam?) at the time of the foundation of the Jewish people was broadly half Canaanite/Israelite and half from the classical Graeco-Roman world. This coalesces around the time of the expulsion of the Jews from Israel by the Romans into entirely Roman/Latin ancestry. The only explanation that fits this is that at the beginning of the Diaspora period, Judaism could be either patrilineal or matrilineal, and was not fixed as matrilineal only until around 1000CE. And pretty much all the subject's ancestors ended up in or around Rome itself in the wake of the expulsion. But I'm no expert - corrections welcome!

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Ric Cooper
Midhurst, UK
BORENSTEIN, MORDECHELEVITCH,GODZINSKIJ & ZIMNOWICZ from Warsaw and Grodno
MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL from Tarnow, Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk
LEZTER, SALENDER, RINENBERG, EISEN & KRAETTER from Rzeszow and Kolbuszowa
YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW & GRANITUR from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod
LEWINSTEIN from Berdichev
ADLER, FINKELSTEIN, PARYLLE, WEINTRAUB & ZILZ from Tarnopol and Trembowla

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