A late Middle Pleistocene Denisovan mandible from the Tibetan Plateau

  title={A late Middle Pleistocene Denisovan mandible from the Tibetan Plateau},
  author={Fahu Chen and Frido Welker and Chuan‐Chou Shen and Shara E. Bailey and Inga Bergmann and Simon Davis and Huan Xia and Hui Wang and Roman Fischer and Sarah E. Freidline and Tsai Luen Yu and Matthew M. Skinner and Stefanie Stelzer and Guang-rong Dong and Qiaomei Fu and Guanghui Dong and Jian Wang and Dongju Zhang and Jean‐Jacques Hublin},
Denisovans are members of a hominin group who are currently only known directly from fragmentary fossils, the genomes of which have been studied from a single site, Denisova Cave1–3 in Siberia. They are also known indirectly from their genetic legacy through gene flow into several low-altitude East Asian populations4,5 and high-altitude modern Tibetans6. The lack of morphologically informative Denisovan fossils hinders our ability to connect geographically and temporally dispersed fossil… 
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