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Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplogroup J2 origins
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:09:20 -0400
---- Jackson Montgomery-Devoni <> wrote:
> It says that haplogroup J2 originated in the Northern Portion of the Fertile
> Crescent. Which countries today would this correspond to? Turkey, Syria?
> Iraq? Iran? I have also read that it originated in northwestern Iran? Does
> anyone really know where specifically J2-M172 originated?
> Y-DNA J2a1*
The Fertile Crescent included what are now modern Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Israel, but it would have also included smaller portions of western Iran and southernTurkey.
Here is a pretty decent map showing the location of the Fertile Crescent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Fertile_Crescent_map.png