DNA analysis of 6,500-year-old human remains with blue eye mutation: Skeletons buried in Israel's Upper Galilee reveal migration from ancient Turkey and Iran

DNA analysis of 6,500-year-old human remains with blue eye mutation: Skeletons buried in Israel's Upper Galilee reveal migration from ancient Turkey and Iran

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Scientists have discovered that waves of migration from Anatolia and the Zagros mountains to the Levant helped develop the Chalcolithic culture that existed in Israel's Upper Galilee region some 6,500 years ago. "Certain characteristics, such as genetic mutations contributing to blue eye color, were not seen in the DNA test results of earlier Levantine human remains," according to one of the researchers.

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