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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Jefferson-Phoenician DNA
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 09:21:10 -0600
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They said "Phoenician" for the exotic factor, but added to that was a
previous National Geographic/Wells TV program all about the search for the
genetic heritage of the Lebanese, tying them to other peoples around the
Mediterranean who have a tradition of being in areas where Phoenician
colonies had been set up in the distant past. Apparently Rome did not
completely wipe out the population of Carthage. Wells is a publicity
machine! NGS is not far behind. PBS is also following the commercial
Discovery and History channels in taking or commissioning fluffed up
programs designed to reach a broader, less-demanding audience.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Russ _" <>
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Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 9:00 AM
Subject: RE: [DNA] Jefferson-Phoenician DNA

I think I remember reading somewhere that Jefferson's y-dna haplogroup is G
(which would be South Asian), but I'm nut sure. Last night, after they had
said Phoenician, I tried looking for it, and I could't find it. It was odd
that they said Phoenician. Why didn't they just say Lebanon? Perhaps, they
felt, Phoenician just sounded more exotic. Anyways, I would think
Phoenician y-dna would probably be either E3b, J1 or J2.

By the way, did anyone catch the Ultimate Survivor show that came on just
before The Search for Adam show? I never knew about a Goliath fossil find.
Is this homo sapien heidelbergensis?

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