Quote Originally Posted by The Oracle
If you had bothered to read the study, or at least my post containing relevant quotes, you'd know the answer to that question.
Actually I did. All Chikhi did was use a fancy statistical program on Semino's data. Semino's data dealt with M173 and M170 which are now known as Haplogroups R and I respectively. While both are common in northern and western Europe they are much rarer in the Middle East. In fact, Haplogroup R is more common in central Asia than it is in the Middle East. Middle Eastern populations are more closely related to North Africans than they are to either Northern or Western Europeans.