Denisovans, mysterious extinct humans, conquered high altitudes

A fossil of the right half of the lower jaw of a Denisovan, an extinct human species, that was found in Xiahe County, Gansu Province, China, is seen in this picture released from Lanzhou University on May 1, 2019. Courtesy Dongju Zhang/Lanzhou University/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A jawbone found in a cave on the Tibetan Plateau in China is providing surprising insights into Denisovans, the enigmatic extinct cousins to Neanderthals and our own species, including that they were pioneers at enduring high-altitude environments. Scientists on Wednesday described the pivotal new fossil: the right half of the lower jaw […]

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