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Thanks to V.
The majority of Ashkenazi Jews are descended from prehistoric European women, according to study published (October 8 2013) in Nature Communications.
Evidence from mitochondrial DNA, which is passed on exclusively from mother to child, suggests that female ancestors of most modern Ashkenazi Jews converted to Judaism in the north Mediterranean around 2,000 years ago and later in west and central Europe.
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