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Ten out of the Twelve Tribes of Israel were exiled and lost their identity. Their descendants are now to be found amongst Western Peoples. This is proven from the Bible, Talmud, and Rabbinical Sources as well as from Secular Studies in Ancient History, Archaeology, Mythology, Linguistics, and related fields. It would be expected that DNA studies also reflect ancestral links between the Gentile (in the religious sense) Peoples in question and their Jewish kinfolk. DNA should also show that the Israelite Nations of Judah and the Ten Tribes may be traced back to the Middle East Area of Ancient Israel. In the notes, comments, and articles listed below we give an inkling of the issues involved and the complexity of the subject. DNA (especially mtDNA) is determined by a combination of both environment and heredity. To what proportion of either determinant may characteristics at a particular stage be attributed is not known. Nevertheless, even relying only on what has been published and accepting conventional explanations, valid ancestral links between the Israelite Nations and the area of Ancient Israel may be shown to exist. This in itself may not proof anything but it does add to the general plausibility of what Brit-Am believes in.

Brit-Am Anthropology and DNA Update
7 March 2012, 13 Adar 5772

1. Racial Origins of the Population of Turkey.
Turkish population structure (Hodo lugil and Mahley, 2012)
2. Neil in  North America (Appalachians) and Amongst the Scottish.
3. R1b from Western Asia i.e. Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey.


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1. Racial Origins of the Population of Turkey.
Turkish population structure (Hodo lugil and Mahley, 2012)
These results appear to be consistent with my own estimate of 1/7 Central Asian ancestry for Anatolian Turks. In a more recent analysis based on haplotype sharing, I have discovered that there is some sub-structure within the Turkish population, with the emergence of three tendencies: a central group of Anatolian Turks, a group of Turks with partial origin from the Balkans, and a group of Turks from northeastern Anatolia. As more project participants join the Dodecad Project, we will learn much more on the structure of the Turkish population and its relationships with its geographical neighbors and linguistic relatives.

Annals of Human Genetics DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1809.2011.00701.x

Turkish Population Structure and Genetic Ancestry Reveal Relatedness among Eurasian Populations

U ur Hodo lugil, Robert W. Mahley

Turkey has experienced major population movements. Population structure and genetic relatedness of samples from three regions of Turkey, using over 500,000 SNP genotypes, were compared together with Human Genome Diversity Panel (HGDP) data. To obtain a more representative sampling from Central Asia, Kyrgyz samples (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) were genotyped and analysed. Principal component (PC) analysis reveals a significant overlap between Turks and Middle Easterners and a relationship with Europeans and South and Central Asians; however, the Turkish genetic structure is unique. FRAPPE, STRUCTURE, and phylogenetic analyses support the PC analysis depending upon the number of parental ancestry components chosen. For example, supervised STRUCTURE (K= 3) illustrates a genetic ancestry for the Turks of 45% Middle Eastern (95% CI, 42'49), 40% European (95% CI, 36'44) and 15% Central Asian (95% CI, 13'16), whereas at K= 4 the genetic ancestry of the Turks was 38% European (95% CI, 35'42), 35% Middle Eastern (95% CI, 33'38), 18% South Asian (95% CI, 16'19) and 9% Central Asian (95% CI, 7'11). PC analysis and FRAPPE/STRUCTURE results from three regions in Turkey (Aydin, Istanbul and Kayseri) were superimposed, without clear subpopulation structure, suggesting sample homogeneity. Thus, this study demonstrates admixture of Turkish people reflecting the population migration patterns.

2. Neil in  North America (Appalachians) and Amongst the Scottish.
R-M222 SNP Map (FTDNA)
Indicates a strong Scots-Irish (as well as Irish) connection

From: Lochlan@
Subject: [R-M222] M222 SNP Map


The other thing I found interesting was the distribution of M222 in the U.S. To my eyes the pattern seems to follow the Appalacian mountain range which is mostly associated with the Scots-Irish. It's easy to explain the proliferation of M222 in Ireland after 400 AD. One only need look to the establishment of hereditary kingdoms and chieftainships under the Ui Neill and Connachta which survived virtually intact until 1600 AD. Why is it so heavy in the lowlands, central and eastern portions of Scotland? I can't think of a similar situation there. In Scotland the heaviest concentrations do not seem to be the ancient homeland of the Irish Dal Riata. Instead it seems to be in the old territories of the northern Britons and up into the homeland of the Picts. I'm sure modern migration to large cities has skewed the situation somewhat. If I'm not mistaken the territory of the Clan Donnachaidh was in the central/eastern red areas of Scotland. And they are one of the few (actually I think only) Scottish clan heads who tested M222 positive. Weren't many of the Scottish Kennedys from the same general area? And the Ewings? I can't connect this to any tribe or dynasty known in Scotland though.
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Brit-Am Note:
We were informed by private communication that the Plantation of Protestants into Ulster included the movement of certain Gaelic clans en masse from Scotland. These clans were descendants of the Connachta who had previously moved from Ireland to Scotland. This would explain why such a high percentage of Scotch-Irish have the same DNA as Nial and the Connachta.

3. R1b from Western Asia i.e. Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey.

(a) Extract from Wikipedia: Western Asia [Land of Israel Area] Origins'
Haplogroup R1b (Y-DNA)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The point of origin of R1b is thought to lie in Eurasia, most likely in Western Asia.[7]

(b) Questions for Conventional Researchers.

No R1b finds from archaeological remains in western Europe have been found before ca. 1000 BCE. Even then the finds are very sparse at first, and the dating should probably be much later.
Researchers NOWADAYS are inclined to admit that R1b originated in the West Asian area i.e. Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey.  This is the region the Ten Tribes came from.
The experts however put the dating and subsequent movement westward of R1b way way back into the mists of time.

Three Possibilities Remain:
(a) It may be that later findings will reveal more early R1b DNA BUT this now seems very unlikely.
(b) It may be necessary to countenance the ancestors of  modern R1b carriers having belonged to some other YDNA haplogroup which subsequently underwent a change.
We personally believe this to have been a possibility BUT conventional DNA doctrine would need too drastic a revisal for this to be considered.
(c) The date for the movement of R1b must be revised and placed much later i.e. ca. 700 BCE which is about the time the Ten Tribes were exiled!!!


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