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cave, scientists had found a finger bone, three teeth and a piece of skull, which tipped them off to the existence of a whole new lineage. of ancient human. Now scientists have uncovered Mawr of the range of the Dennis Evans, says Dion Domos Alani of the Max Planck Institute in Germany. His team turned up evidence the ancient humans occupied a high mountain cave on the Tibetan plateau called by Shia Cave. The cave belongs to monks and monks things that it's a very holy place. In fact, a monk found a piece of jawbone there in 1980 which has been tenuously linked to the Denisovans. But Massillon E. And his team have now unearthed more conclusive evidence by sifting through cave sediments and sequencing the genetic evidence the denisovans left behind Body decay or peep protests being down the psych like bleeding there or pooping ping there they could left their DNA. The DNA appears in layers, suggesting that Dennis Evans inhabited The que vous far back is 100,000 years ago, as well as that 60,000 years ago and
perhaps even as recently as 45,000 years ago, meaning that Denise events might have overlapped in this region with modern humans. The results appear in the journal Science Mass. Alani says this method could enable more Denise of and detective work to. There's like so many caves when we have evidence off human activity. But we don't have Orman in remain. So if we can exploit the sediment, we can actually start to track down in the sediment that Denise of our DNA Denise Evans live on today in the genomes of some modern day humans from the South Pacific. Further genetic work like this might give scientists more clues where early Homo SAPIENs first met and mixed with the elusive Denise events. Thanks for listening for scientific American 60 seconds science. I'm Christopher and Dahlia, tha.