From where did the Biblical Philistines originate?
Thirty years of excavation at Ashkelon, uncovering Canaanites, early Philistines and later Philistines, combined with state-of-the-art DNA testing on ancient bones, allowed us to demonstrate that the Philistines were immigrants to the region of Philistia in the 12th century BC.
Read the paper published in Science Advances.
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