First hominins on the Tibetan Plateau were Denisovans

May 1, 2019 - General

Denisovans – an extinct sister group of Neanderthals – were discovered in 2010, when a research team led by Svante Pääbo from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) sequenced the genome of a fossil finger bone found at Denisova Cave in Russia and showed that it belonged to a hominin group that was genetically distinct from Neanderthals.

The Xiahe mandible, only represented by its right half, was found in 1980…

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