Denisova dated

18 Sep 2015

The Denisova cave in the NW Altai caused a bit of a stir a couple of years ago when the tooth of an individual was DNA tested and found to be a new species of human, a sort of cross between Homo erectus and Neanderthals. Dates were provisional. These have now been more thoroughly ascertained  and the finger bone and molar go back 50,000 years ago and a few other bones go back 110,000 years ago (just after the last Interglacial period came to an end). The findings will be published in the journal Science in due course but for the moment you can go to the excellent web site http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/n0407-new-dna-tests-on-a... ...