FOR KIDS: Tiny fossil tells big tale
Scientists use a single finger bone from ancient, humanlike Denisovans to study their connection to modern people and Neandertals
Web edition: September 25, 2012
The Denisova Cave, in Siberia, is home to the only remains of the ancient Denisovans.
Credit: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Part of a finger bone and a couple of teeth are the only remains of an ancient humanlike population known as Denisovans. But these few fossils, found in a cave in Siberia, have a story to tell.
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B. Bower. DNA unveils enigmatic Denisovans. Science New, Vol. 182, September 22, 2012, p. 5. [Go to]