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Ethnic breakdown on DNA test results: Problem with Naples, Italy?

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Ethnic breakdown on DNA test results: Problem with Naples, Italy?

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 9:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Dec 2012 7:04AM GMT
I've tracked very reliably my family tree back to my great-great-grandparents plus once ancestor back one further. Of those 16 people, 12 were from the Naples, Italy area in Southern Italy (evenly split among Amalfi, Castellamare and Scafati). The other 4 were from Castelvecchia in the Marche region of Northeastern Italy. My DNA test showed: Central European 38%
Middle Eastern 46%
Persian/Turkish/ Caucasus 16%

I don't see how this is possible. How could nearly half be Middle Eastern?
If this data is right, the only explanation that I can think of is if the coast of the Naples area had a large dominant influx from the Middle East and Persia, but I've been doing research and can't find anything like that in Amalfi's history.
Is it possible that nearly everyone in the Naples area also shows that amount? Does it seem possible that none of those 16 people's parents bred with any Italians of Southern European descent?
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squally189 10 Dec 2012 4:53AM GMT 
jbarry6899 10 Dec 2012 1:37PM GMT 
jbarry6899 10 Dec 2012 5:44PM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 12 Dec 2012 4:37AM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 16 Jan 2013 11:41PM GMT 
starlight2me2 17 Jan 2013 4:54AM GMT 
squally189 12 Feb 2013 5:25PM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 13 Feb 2013 2:27AM GMT 
starlight2me2 13 Feb 2013 9:27PM GMT 
McCorkleAusti... 13 Feb 2013 10:32PM GMT 
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