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Modern DNA reveals that the Canaanites were the descendants of Stone Age settlers and the ancestors of the Lebanese. The Canaanites themselves descended from Stone Age settlers who mixed with newcomers from what is now Iran about 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, the researchers said. This mixture could be explained by the expansion of the Akkadian Empire, a Mesopotamian empire that peaked around that time.

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2034 BC - 2004 BC: Ur-Amorite wars.

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