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A new genomic analysis of six medieval Jews killed in a Norwich pogrom sheds light on the origin of the Ashkenazi and their genetic linkages to the Middle East

I thought this was an enlightening thread by Dr. Adam Rutherford about a historical and genetic analysis of six of seventeen bodies found in a well in 2003.

Carbon dating places the murders at the time of a 1190CE pogrom in Norwich and now genetic analysis of the remains pushes back the timeline of when Ashkenazi genetic diseases arose.

The paper is here

But Dr. Rutherford’s twitter thread adds a great deal to the story, integrating it into the history of England and its legacy of antisemitism

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