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  • Who: Denisovan Man

  • What: Newest human type

  • Where: Russia

The newest group of fossil humans to have been discovered is Denisovan Man - a fossil group whose former existence was publicly revealed in March 2010 following the discovery in Denisova Cave, Russia, of bone fragments from a juvenile individual that had lived around 41,000 years ago. Based upon mitochondrial DNA analysis, in December 2010 scientists revealed that this individual belonged to a previously unknown member of the hominin genus Homo, distinct from both modern humans and Neanderthals, with which it co-existed.

 

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