This ancient Denisovan finger bone is surprisingly humanlike

Yet the extinct hominids had closer genetic ties to Neandertals than Homo sapiens

Denisovan finger bone

A Denisovan finger bone consisting of a newly identified piece, shown, along with colored, digital images of a previously discovered fragment, now broken into two, has surprisingly humanlike dimensions and contours.

E.A. Bennett et al/Science Advances 2019

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