View Full Version : David Reich speech on ancient dna

30-05-17, 16:19
Razib Khan helpfully provided a link on his blog.


30-05-17, 22:43
He talks about what is recently published but for us it's a novelty the leak about Israel_Chalco:


the Ghassulians (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghassulian)(4500-3500 aprox) were composed of 60% Natufian/PPNA, 20% Anatolian farmer, 20% Iran_Chalco (from 22 samples (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277135028_Dating_a_Chalcolithic_burial_cave_in_Peq i%27in_Upper_Galilee_Israel)); let's see what Y-DNA had. Reich says that such pop was a dead end (I think by their Anatolian component as it don't appears in BA Sidon?), but precisely in the recent paper about BA Levant they state that Levant_Neo was 1/3 Anatolia_Neo, 2/3 Natufian (figure 4)... maybe I miss something?

30-05-17, 23:34
Thanks for the link. It was very informative for a beginner in this field like I am. I can understand some interpretations I read in this forum much better now.