Saturday, January 13, 2007

Linking yDNA to history - Working Hypothesis 101

There was a time in history when, about ten thousand (10,000) years ago, agriculture began in Levantine – the Mediterranean area of ancient Israel and Canaan. This appears to be established archaeological fact

Agriculture extended north into modern day Turkey and the southern regions of the Black Sea. From there it spread eastward through the various territories into India and on up to China.

With the development of agriculture came the settlements and commerce – which required the development of a written basis for record keeping and communication. The alphabet began as runes and expanded into a form of writing identified, among others, as early Hebrew.

With writing came the setting down of notes – not full stories, but rather structural presentations of key facts or words. Myth and legend began to take shape in written form.

Along the coast of the Black Sea, or possibly in the Adriatic, people began to develop sailing skills. It was, possibly, in six thousand (6,000) BCE that the flood legends first came together as stories of individuals. Probably these individuals lived on the Adriatic – which flooded in this time period. Lessor floods occurred in the Black Sea and the matched tales build into a commonality of oral history. We could even add memories – oral histories – of the ice age to explain the idea of the world covered in water.

The legend of the flood – notes and oral histories 00 entered the mythology of those peoples who were beginning to utilize writing as a means of recording histories and legends – the chronology of their families and people.

The people involved became the Sea People – the sailors with keeled ships. These people came from the region of the Black Sea and Danaric Mountains (a mountain being prominent in flood legends, Ararat being a mountain known to most of these people). The exact location for the tale was irrelevant – it was a story which at first was a living memory, “I remember when we could walk there; my grandfather said, when he was a boy there was dry land, or an Island there”. We hear the same today – the classic “when I was a child ...” regarding snow storms and the reality that was a Currier & Ives picture, which does not exist today.

The Sea People, of our hypothesis, were yDNA R, R1a, R1a1. They had a modal (DYS19/388/390/391/391/393) of 16-12-25-11-11-13 or 17-12-24-11-11-13 or 16-12-24-11-11-13; or so we can assign to the family which was most adventurous.

For a brief period, as the Hyksos, these people became rulers of Egypt. After they feel from power they became the people from away, the Hebri. The occupied shipping ports in modern Palestine – and were known as Phoenicians and Philistines.

There was, in Egypt a people from the land we call Israel. They had among them a man called Aaron who is the ancestor who produced the Cohanim Modal Haplotype common to all hereditary high priest of Israel. There was also a law giver, we call Moses, who may, or may not have been Aaron’s brother.

Moses looked like an Egyptian – sufficient to be accepted as the son of Pharos daughter. Aaron probably looked different. If they were brothers, it was of different fathers. Or Moses might have just claimed to be family to Aaron.
It doesn’t matter, Moses was, in all probability, also a Hyksos – a carrier of the Danaric Modal.

His tribe became the Levites and Aaron was given power over them – the Cohanim Modal was henceforth related to the Danaric Modal by association and a strict marriage ritual in which Levite women became wives of Cohanim.

The Danaric – renamed the Silk Road Modal Haplotype – continued to be the merchant and seafaring Modal. With the diaspora of 722 BCE it was again brought to Turkey and along the route to India and China; and again in the diaspora of 588 BCE. The priestly Levite caste remained a Priestly Caste as they moved into India to settle – where they became Brahmin (c.500 BCE). The religion changed combining biblical teachings with Vedic teachings and new customs emerged – rather than not cooking a calf in it’s mothers milk, a wall around torah ordained that a calf could not be eaten – cows became sacred to some of the tribes and this was taught as part of the new religion.

(More history, and hard facts, to come) .

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