A jawbone shows Denisovans lived on the Tibetan Plateau long before humans

All previously known fossils from the mysterious hominids come from a Siberian cave

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HIGH BONE  A partial jawbone found in a Tibetan Plateau cave comes from a Denisovan, suggesting that these hominids were the first to conquer especially high altitudes 160,000 years ago or more, researchers say.

Dongju Zhang/Lanzhou University

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