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

Human fossils excavated in the area have been radiocarbon-dated to the Late Neolithic, around 3,000 BCE. Ancient DNA analysis of these specimens indicates that they carried the broadly-distributed paternal haplogroup T-M184 as well as the maternal haplogroups K1, T2 and X2, the latter of which were common mtDNA lineages in Neolithic Europe and Anatolia.[3]

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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). "Ancient genomes from North Africa evidence prehistoric migrations to the Maghreb from both the Levant and Europe" (PDF). bioRxiv 191569.