Kehf el Baroud

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Kehf el Baroud,[1] sometimes mistakenly spelled Kelif el Boroud, is an archaeological site in Morocco. It is located to the south of Rabat, near Dar es Soltan.[2]


Fregel et al. 2018 examined the remains of 8 individuals buried at Kelif el Boroud c. 3780-3650 BC during the Neolithic.[3] The 1 sample of Y-DNA extracted belonged to the paternal haplogroup T-M184, while the 6 samples of mtDNA extracted belonged to the maternal haplogroups X2b (two samples), K1a1b1 (two samples), K1a4a1 and T2b3.[4] The examined individuals were found to share genetic affinities with individuals buried at both the Early Neolithic sites of Ifri N'Amr Ou Moussa in Morocco and the Early Neolithic Cave of El Toro in Spain. They were modelled as being of about 50% Early European Farmer (EEF) ancestry and 50% local North African ancestry, suggesting substantial migration from Iberia into North Africa during the Neolithic. They had a lower amount of sub-Saharan African admixture than earlier North Africans buried at Ifri N'Amr Ou Moussa. They also carried alleles associated with light skin and light eye color. They were found to be closely related to the Guanches of the Canary Islands.[5]

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  1. ^ Revue africaine, Volumes 60-61. Société historique algérienne. p. 346. ISBN 1317797272. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  2. ^ Association française pour l'étude du quaternaire (2002). Bulletin de l'Association française pour l'étude du quaternaire, Volume 13. Maison de la géologie. p. 80. ISBN 1317797272. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ Fregel et al. 2018, Supplementary Notes, p. 9, Table S1.2.
  4. ^ Fregel et al. 2018, Supplementary Notes, p. 89, Table S1.
  5. ^ Fregel et al. 2018, p. 6777.