Denisova: mtDNA of previously unrecognized, extinct human species?

Just a quick note today. In Nature an article was published, in which the news was revealed that the mtDNA extracted from a 48 – 30 kya old fingerbone, found at the Denisova Cave in Siberia,  might represent an until now unkown human species. However, this is far from certain yet. But still, this is very exciting news, and it shows once more that we are far from knowing it all yet.

A BBC article with some comments from other scientists.

Link to the original article in Nature: here

So, before you believe the hype, have a good look at John Hawk’s commentary first, okay?

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