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Was King David a descendant of Neandertals?

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  • eliot braun
    According to the article this link leads to, that is a distinct possibility.  
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      According to the article this link leads to, that is a distinct possibility.
       
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/04/AR2010100405700.html?referrer=emailarticle

      Eliot Braun, Ph D
      Sr. Fellow WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
      Associate Researcher Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem
      PO Box 21, Har Adar 90836 Israel
      Tel 972-2-5345687, Cell 972-50-2231096




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    • Jack Kilmon
      ... From: eliot braun Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 9:38 AM To: ANE Subject: [ANE-2] Was King David a
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        From: "eliot braun" <eliotbraun@...>
        Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 9:38 AM
        To: "ANE" <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
        Subject: [ANE-2] Was King David a descendant of Neandertals?

        > According to the article this link leads to, that is a distinct
        > possibility.
        >
        > http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/04/AR2010100405700.html?referrer=emailarticle
        >
        > Eliot Braun, Ph D
        > Sr. Fellow WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
        > Associate Researcher Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem
        > PO Box 21, Har Adar 90836 Israel
        > Tel 972-2-5345687, Cell 972-50-2231096


        There are several point mutations on the MC1R (melanocortin-1 receptor) gene
        on Chromosome 16 that produces red hair and associated fair skin and
        freckles. That allele is considered to have been a trait of Neanderthals
        and some believe came into the gene pool from Neanderthals. It gets kind of
        complicated since the point mutation in the MC1R gene of Neanderthals is not
        the same as the several in modern humans. The Arg151Cys allele of this
        mutation is carried among some Ashkenazi Jews but we cannot for certain
        confirm there was a David, no less a red haired David.

        Jack Kilmon
        San Antonio, TX
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