I have been trying to find some information about the Assyrian's race, but came up empty-handed. I am of the assumption that they were a mixture of newly arrival fair-skinned peoples and the indigenous black peoples of the Middle East, that brought the Semitic language. I also heard that some of these newly arrivals adopted the Semitic speech from their black counterparts. Despite this I am more interested on the exact density and influence of the black population that was within their empire or even possibly made up the overall majority of the Assyrian people and therefore were the Assyrian people themselves. As far I had come, I had found no anthropological evidence for this, also I am skeptical of the exact origin of modern Assyrians being the exact replica of their ancient counterparts, although I don't dispute the fact that may have some affiliations with them, both genetically and culturally. Still I am to assume that they may be more connected to the black Semites that migrated into the area than with the light-skinned newcomers who I would expect may have come from Anatolia or near Asia Minor. Can anyone of you provide anthropological and genetic evidence to support my point of view on the Ancient Assyrians racial affiliations.
Hello Shadow ,this link may or may not answer all your queries but it's a good place to start The case for black Mesopotamians
[Before these white migrations, the inhabitants of Mesopotamia were probably black or at least very dark-skinned. Therefore, the first civilizations in the Near East can be considered to be black civilizations.]