Ancient DNA offers clues to the Canaanites’ fate

Modern Lebanese people descended from this ancient Levant group

Canaanite skeleton

DNA DOES THE TALKING  An analysis of the complete genetic instruction books, or genomes, recovered from five Canaanite skeletons (one shown) reveals how these ancient people fit into humankind’s family tree.

Dr. Claude Doumet-Serhal/The Sidon Excavation

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