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This Denisovan mandible likely represents the earliest hominin fossil on the Tibetan Plateau, researchers say. Location map. The cave in which the bone was found is in a rugged valley on the mountainous Tibetan plateau. Mike Morley takes samples from the deposits in Denisova Cave. Photo: Dr. Two views of a virtual reconstruction of the Xiahe mandible. At right, the simulated parts are in gray. Study of it only began in When the results first popped up, paleogeneticist Viviane Slon didn't believe it.
Her mind immediately turned to the analysis. Did she make a mistake? Could the sample be contaminated? Researchers had long suspected that these two groups of ancient human relatives interbred, finding whiffs of both their genes in ancient and modern human genomes.
But no one had ever found the direct offspring from such a pairing. Slon, a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, sampled the bone from another spot; she got the same result.
So she did it again. After running tests on six samples in all, the results always came out the same: The bone had nearly equal amounts of DNA from a Neanderthal and a Denisovan. The landmark find, published in Nature , marks the first definitive evidence for offspring that came directly from interbreeding of these ancient species and is helping shape our understanding of hominin interactions.
Summary timeline for the archaeology, hominin fossils and hominin DNA retrieved from the sediments at Denisova Cave.