Though it’s a major crossroads, we enthusiastically believe the Levant region has overlapping ancestry.
Whether tracing back to the Phoenicians and Canaanites or Philistines and Assyrians, we seek to use the human phylogenetic tree to link up modern-day Lebanese, Israelis, Palestinians, Syrians, and others.
We acknowledge that the people of the Holy Land are a colorful mix. Many Palestinians reflect the legacy of neighboring groups who entered centuries ago, and many Jews picked up local influences from Morocco to Macedonia. Hebrew heritage is often the common denominator, in addition to Arab, Crusader, Greek, Roman, Kurdish, Turkish, African, and Caucasian roots.
Join us on our expedition to understand the scientific reality about our genetic and ethnic ties, as our technological tools improve by leaps and bounds.
We’ll also be delving into aspects of common heritage besides DNA -- including religious beliefs, holiday customs, clothing styles, and home architecture.