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A mysterious mitochondrial sequence from Denisova Cave, Russia

A small fragment of finger bone with a DNA sequence that represents a previously-unknown form of hominin.

A fragment of finger bone upon a chalk outline of a hand skeleton
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Who first inhabited the European Arctic? A look at Mamontovaya Kurya

I examine a new paper reviewing a site in the far north of European Russia, with critical examination of the idea that Neandertals were this far north 40,000 years ago.

A mammoth tusk with a series of many parallel cutmarks across it. An inset shows some of the cutmarks in detail.