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The Denisovans

Ancient Tooth Yields Up DNA Of Ancient Human Cousins, The Denisovans

A mysterious extinct branch of the human family tree that once interbred with modern humans was more genetically diverse than Neanderthals, a finding that suggests many of these extinct humans called Denisovans existed in what is now southern Siberia.

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Eagle talons showing clear human markings. (Luka Mjeda)

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The oldest known art work, an ivory carving of a mammoth, 35,000 years old, discovered in Southern Germany.Photo:  Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany.

The oldest known art work, an ivory carving of a mammoth, years old, discovered in Southern Germany. Photo: Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany.

Hace 50.000 años los neandertales ya fabricaban herramientas que se usan hoy en día - RTVE.es

Discovery Reveals That Neanderthals Were the First in Europe to Make Specialized Bone Tools Four views of the most complete lissoir found during excavations at the Neanderthal site of Abri Peyrony. Credit: Abri Peyrony & Pech-de-l’Azé I Projects

Our extinct cousins had eyes much larger than ours. Were these giant peepers the reason for the Neanderthals' demise, or the secret of their success?

The mystery of Neanderthals' massive eyes

Our extinct cousins had eyes much larger than ours. Were these giant peepers the reason for the Neanderthals' demise, or the secret of their success?

Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia. At various times over the past 50,000 years, three different groups of early humans - Neanderthals, Denisovans and modern humans - lived in the cave

Neanderthal DNA reveals that our ancestors were 'highly INBRED'

Neanderthal Woman's Genome Reveals Unknown Human Lineage ~ the entrance to the Denisova Cave in southern Siberia

Neanderthals were as Smart as Early Humans, Say Scientists. In a new review of recent studies on Neanderthals, anthropologists have found that complex interbreeding and assimilation may have been responsible for Neanderthal disappearance about 40,000 years ago, not the superiority of their human contemporaries.

Interbreeding of anatomically modern Homo sapiens with Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) around years ago may have left humans with gene variants responsible for the immune response.

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