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Video: Look inside Siberia’s Denisova cave, where researchers discovered bones of our mysterious relatives

The Denisovans are named after Denisova Cave in Siberia. Until 2019, it was the only place where archaeologists found bones ...
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Interbreeding with Neanderthals, Denisovans gave us an evolutionary boost, study says

When Homo sapiens left Africa and encountered the Homo neanderthalensis in Europe, the two ancient hominins did the obvious thing and had sex with ...
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9 significant archaeological discoveries of the past decade, including a Neanderthal-Denisovan hybrid

Here’s a look back at some of the most significant archaeological and anthropological discoveries of the past decade that fundamentally ...
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Inherited Neanderthal, Denisovan DNA may help with our metabolism, immunity and diet

Neanderthals and Denisovans went extinct some 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, but not before these closely related hominins interbred with ...
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From hominids to animals: Who lived in Siberia’s famous Denisova Cave?

For thousands of years, Siberia’s Denisova Cave was home to various bands of Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans. But as ...
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We haven’t found a Denisovan skull yet. But thanks to genetic analysis, we can predict what their faces looked like

A pinky finger bone, some teeth, and a lower jaw. That’s all the physical evidence we have of the mysterious ...
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Podcast: Why did we survive, when the Denisovans and Neanderthals did not?

The Denisovans have long been one of the most elusive ancient human cousins, until now. In May 2019, scientists revealed ...
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How genes from long-extinct Neanderthals and Denisovans live on in modern human DNA

When the Neanderthal genome was first sequenced in 2010 and compared with ours, scientists noticed that genes from Homo neanderthalensis ...
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Were the Denisovans a collection of 3 different species?

A new study using genetic data is offering an intriguing new look into the history of the Denisovans, revealing them as a ...
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Do humans have a ‘ghost’ ancestor? Artificial intelligence thinks so.

A third archaic human species may have been identified, this time with deep learning methods ...
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Who were the Denisovans? This Siberian cave could offer answers

Samantha Brown didn’t have high hopes when she opened the ziplock bag containing some 700 shards of bone. It would ...
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Inside the cave where Neanderthals and Denisovans may have shared a home

Mysterious ancient hominids known as Denisovans and their evolutionary cousins, Neandertals, frequented a southern Siberian cave starting a surprisingly long ...