Re: Culture's effect on Genetics

From: Derek Gatherer (
Date: Wed 15 Feb 2006 - 11:32:43 GMT

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    >The post-Muhammed Arabs did a bit of travel so I'd assume their
    genetic (and ideological influence) had extended

    There is no genetic evidence that the Ummayad conquests of the 7th century AD were mass migrations. If so, there would be clines of recent Ys coming out of Arabia radiating across the territory of the Caliphate. Since the Y lineages across that region are almost all quite old, any Arabian input must have been small. The speaking of Arabic is a cultural thing due to the political circumstances of the Ummayyad and Abbasid universal states (to use a Toynbeeism).

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