The revelation of the crustal geometry of the western Qilian Mountains, NE Tibetan Plateau

IMAGE: (a) Current lithospheric structure across the western Qilian Mountains and adjacent regions by combining our result with previous geological and geophysical results. (b) The construction process of the Qilian Mountains…. view more  Credit: @Science China Press As the largest orogenic plateau on earth, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was caused by a complex crustal deformation process during […]

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 […]