Fate Of Ancient Canaanites Visible In Dna Evaluation: They Survived

“We know about ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks, but we know very little about the ancient Canaanites because their records didn’t survive,” he said.
The team then compared the ancient DNA with the genomes of 99 living people from Lebanon that the group had sequenced.
It turned out that only five contained ancient DNA.
“What we see is that since the Bronze Age, this ancestry, or the genetics of the people there, didn’t change much,” Dr. Haber said.
It found that the modern Lebanese people shared about 93 percent of their ancestry with the Bronze Age Sidon samples.

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