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engbren Wrote:
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> Very interesting indeed - thanks for sharing.

This is incredible as well:

Anomalous blue-eyed people came to Israel 6,500 years ago from Iran, DNA shows

Mysterious 6,500-year-old Culture in Israel Was Brought by Migrants

A cave necropolis of 600 individuals and grave goods found in Peki’in near Galilee (south of Lebanon) RCD'd to 4500-3900BC.

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“The genetic analysis provided an answer to the central question we set out to address,” said Harvard’s Reich. “It showed that the Peki’in people had substantial ancestry from northerners – similar to those living in Iran and Turkey – that was not present in earlier Levantine farmers.”....

“Some of the findings in the cave are typical to the region, but others suggest cultural exchange with remote regions. The study resolves a long debate about the origin of the unique culture of the Chalcolithic people,” said Shalem. “Did the cultural change in the region follow waves of migration; the infiltration of ideas due to trade relations and/or cultural exchange; or local invention? We now know that the answer is migration.”

Added Harvard’s Harney, who led the statistical analysis for the study: “We also find that the Peqi’in population experienced abrupt demographic change 6,000 years ago.”

Images of some of the artifacts discovered in the cave HERE.

Including ossuaries as pictured above:


The cave was robbed so it is assumed this is why there are few metal objects, but the cache of grave goods found is remarkable- “a veritable museum of Chalcolithic art.”.

In short, this blue-eyed culture with Anatolian and Iranian DNA migrated to the Levant from likely the Caucasus region.

As it relates to the OP, though it seemed reasonable given the arsenic content it would have come from the Sinai, one of the articles says that the Nahal Mishmar metal is thought to have come from Anatolia (Turkey). It also notes a find in Ashalim Cave in Israel of a lead artifact dated to c. 4000BC which the metal came from Anatolia: 6,000-year-old artifact from Negev may be world’s oldest smelted lead object.
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Deep in a cavern in southern Israel’s Negev Desert, archaeologists found what may be the oldest smelted lead object — a 6,000-year-old artifact fashioned from metal mined in modern-day Turkey.

I am striking out on finding info so far, but I am interested in the cranial morphology of the remains in the cave.

As an aside, we remember another conversation about blue eyes.



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