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In a Tibetan cave, Australian archeologists find evidence of a mysterious ancestor – Sydney Morning Herald

High on the Tibetan Plateau, researchers unearthed a cache of stone tools, animal bones and DNA from the Denisovans, who lived across Asia between 45,000 and 400,000…



Now the researchers are back with a new report in Science, backed by a team of Australian specialists. And this time they have DNA.
“It’s a slam dunk,” said Associate Professor Kira Westaway, an archaeological dating specialist at Macquarie University. “The dating is really secure.”
Researchers had access to the site for only a few days, in the middle of night in sub-zero temperatures.
The study also proves a new way of doing archaeology: rather than look for fossils, ancient human DNA can now be…

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