Meet the first known child of a Neandertal and a Denisovan

Scientists analyzed DNA from a 50,000-year-old bone fragment from a Siberian cave

a photo of a 50,000-year-old bone fragment

MIXED FAMILY  This 50,000-year-old bone fragment (seen in multiple views) was excavated from Siberia’s Denisova Cave in 2012. The bone belonged to a teenage girl who was part Neandertal and part Denisovan.

T. Higham/University of Oxford

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