67. "RE: I've always read that they were more Mediterranean" In response to In response to 54
Dna shows that Egyptians have a Yap ++ marker which is found in Egypt at rates of 50%. DNA smaples of Egyptians are only as good as where you take the sample from. For instance,if you take the sample from rual Egyptians you will find that many tend to have a sub-Saharan marker of 30-50% as opposed to the North where you will find more Arabic and European markers from past mesegenation.
Still,the Yap ++ marker shows up in Egyptians at a rate of 50% or more shows that the Egyptians inherited a large amounts of sub-Saharan admixture from pre-dyanstic times.
Here are some good references to what I say:
From Passarino et al.
Ethiopian (64) 50.0 ± 6.2 Senegalese: Mandenka (56) 98.2 ± 1.8 Wolof (31) 100 Mixed African (44) 59.1 ± 7.4 Bantu (442) 78.0 ± 2.0 Khoisan: Nama Sekele San 68) 46 ± 6 Tsumkwe San (38) 11 ± 5 Egyptian (64) 53.1 ± 6.2 Saudi Arabian (21) 10.0 ±6.4 European (192) 7.0 ± 1.8
The Yap + marker has two possible origins and are seperate from each other. One theory is that it originated in Mongolia;hwoever the Yap + originated in Africa,thus there are two different Yap + marker
For those who could not read the French in the attachment, here is a translation of the caption to the photo of two human remains.
"These two adult men, buried together in the necropolis Adaima, in Egypt, 3,700 years BCE, were brothers or cousins, according to the analysis of their ADN. The test also connects them with populations of sub-Saharan origin, which agrees with the morphological elements concerning the population as a whole."
Here is a Y-Chromsome test on modern Egyptians:
-chromosome Haplotypes in Egypt
to appear in American Journal of Physical Anthropology Brief communication: Y-chromosome haplotypes in Egypt G. Lucotte *, G. Mercier International Institute of Anthropology, Paris, France ABSTRACT
Notice that VI are typical southern Egyptians markers. This is well known that Southern Egyptians have had little mixture with foreginers as opposed to people in Cairo or Alexzandria who tend to show a dominance of V which is an Arab halpotype.