Egyptian Y-chromosome Diversity @ Luxor
This is more focused on the Egyptians around Luxor, where Upper Egypt was located.
A recent DNA study by Cruciani that focused on the Y chromosome E-M78 revealed that it was ’born’ in North East Africa , not East Africa as previously thought. This means, that an Egyptianwith an M78Y chromosome has had a male line ancestry reaching back to the Pleistocene inhabitants of Egypt; as far back as the Halfan culture about 24,000 years ago.
Below is a display of the most prevalent among Egyptian Males..
Keita-Boyce Study on Y-chromosomes of Egypt
Y–chromosome(IV) E-M2 is diversified with (1.2%)–Lower Egypt,(27.3%) –Upper Egypt. And ( 39.1% ) -in Lower Nubia/Nile Valley.
Y-chromosome (XI) E-M35 is diversified with (11.7%)–Lower Egypt,(28.8%) – Upper…
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