Denisovan DNA found in sediments of Baishiya Karst Cave on Tibetan Plateau

IMAGE: Baishiya Karst Cave view more  Credit: HAN Yuanyuan One year after the publication of research on the Xiahe mandible, the first Denisovan fossil found outside of Denisova Cave, the same research team has now reported their findings of Denisovan DNA from sediments of the Baishiya Karst Cave (BKC) on the Tibetan Plateau where the Xiahe […]

First Denisovan DNA outside Siberia was found on the Tibetan Plateau

Mysterious, now-extinct members of the human lineage called Denisovans lived at the roof of the world for possibly 100,000 years or more. Denisovan mitochondrial DNA extracted from sediment layers in Baishiya Karst Cave on the Tibetan Plateau indicates that these humanlike folk inhabited the high-altitude site roughly 100,000 years ago and again around 60,000 years […]