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From: "Sasson Margaliot" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplogroup J2 origins
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:45:45 +0200
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Alfred A. Aburto Jr. wrote:
> The J2a hot spot between the Black & Caspian Seas clearly stands alone
> as a source.
Concentration of J2 today tells us NOTHING about the distant past, because
it deppends much more on the processes in more recent past.
Instead, the degree of STR-diversity within a Haplogroup MAY provide some
indication of the situation in more distant past.
> There they stayed and formed the 3
> main hot spots one sees in Sengupta's Figure 3. There are various
> scenarios. As Sengupta says, much more work is needed in those areas to
> work out the details.
It is clear that the hot-spots have better chance to reflect the population
history in the recent historic time than the ancient past.
> Another thought: I wonder if the term "Sea Peoples" meant people from
> the Black Sea areas (instead people from the Mediterranean Sea areas)?
It is possible that it is Sea People that brought J2 into Mediterranian
but clearly they did not escape from Black Sea areas (simply because the
flooding of the Black Sea happened much earlier).
The "Sea People" arrived to Eastern Mediterranian during the days of New
Kingdom in Egypt. The time of their appearance seems to suggests that they
possibly included some proto-Israelites.
But it is also possible that the Sea People were the E3b "Philistines".
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