quote:This is what I was getting at. The whole area has been mixing for some time now. However, this Caucasoid influence didn't start until the Holy Crusades. Until then it was strictly Black dominance. Are you saying that thousands of years of Black dominance has been bred out in a few hundred years? That all the Blacks have been kicked out?
Black Viking, this is new info to me. I was aware that countries such as Egypt have had centries, millenia even, of intemixing, and control of resources were in flux between various distinct groups. I wasn't aware areas farther east, in south East Asia ("Middle East") had a pronounced Black dominance. Where did you get the sources for this?
quote:Before they spread out into and bred with the rest of the world, the Jews were Black, just like everyone else in that region of the world.
About the original Jews (Hebrews?) being of Black African heritage...I don't have any firm stats on that, except for one study which showed that Ethiopian Jews were actually more closely related to native Palestianian/Israeli Jews, than Sepphardic Jews (those in Spain and Northern Africa). I guess this begs the question of which group was actually the progenitor, although it's probably that they are all splinter groups from the original that no longer exists. If I fid it again, I'll post it.
quote:Who classified them this way. The pictures you put up are nice, but I have met many "Middle Easteners" of a vast range of hues, and most of them with distinctively Black features. These people couldn't possibly be classified as Caucasoid. But, there all "Middle Easterners", right?
I understand that "Middle Easterners" come in all shades and with various features, but having dark skin or a broad nose doesn't mean you have any recent African heritage. If that were the case, the indigenous peoples of Australia, new Zealand--heck, most of the Pacific would fall under this banner.
I'm not criticising your assertations, I just want as much knowledge on the subject as possible, and would love some sources of other avenues of info to review. Thanks.