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From: "Sasson Margaliot" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplogroup J2 origins
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:54:00 +0200
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One could also consider possibility that the Assyrians actually were
(mostly) in the Y-Haplogroup G.

On 9/28/06, <> wrote:
> What about the possibility that J2 originated in the Fertile Crescent and
> was spread into the Caucasus by the Assyrians, who had garrisons there as a
> defense against raids south by the Scythians and other Iranian tribes (who
> at that time did not yet inhabit what is now Iran)?
> >From the Caucasus, J2 could have spread farther north, east, and west.

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