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One such region is the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia and the phalanx was found in a stratum (layer 11) dated to 48–30 kyr ago where an assemblage containing both Upper and Middle Palaeolithic elements has been reported (see Supplementary Information).

Owing to the library amplification steps involved in the primer extension capture procedure, multiple copies of each original DNA molecule may be sequenced. Thus, fragments with identical start and end coordinates were merged to single sequences where at each position the base with the highest quality score was used. A total of 30,443 such distinct sequences were then used to assemble a mt DNA sequence. The final assembled mt DNA sequence was identical irrespective of whether the reference mt DNA sequence used for the assembly was modern human or Neanderthal. This indicates that it derives from a hominin migration out of Africa distinct from that of the ancestors of Neanderthals and of modern humans. Remember our threads are for feedback and discussion - not for publishing papers, press releases or advertisements. The stratigraphy of the cave where the bone was found suggests that the Denisova hominin lived close in time and space with Neanderthals as well as with modern humans. If you find something abusive or inappropriate or which does not otherwise comply with our Terms and Conditions or Community Guidelines, please select the relevant 'Report this comment' link. You need to be registered with Nature and agree to our Community Guidelines to leave a comment.

Archaeological as well as genetic data indicate that at least two groups of hominins left Africa after this event: first, the ancestors of the Neanderthals between 500,000 and 300,000 years ago (500 and 300 kyr ago, respectively), presumably Homo heidelbergensis or Homo rhodesiensis, and most early hominin fossils come from equatorial and tropical regions in Africa and Eurasia, where conditions for DNA survival are therefore poor. erectus might have survived until less than 100, it is unlikely that endogenous DNA will be retrieved from these hominins.

However, archaeological evidence suggests that archaic hominins such as H. heidelbergensis and Neanderthals also lived at higher latitudes where the potential for DNA preservation is better.

Correspondence and requests for materials should be addressed to J. This licence does not permit commercial exploitation, and derivative works must be licensed under the same or similar licence., the number and genetic relationships of other hominin lineages are largely unknown.

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Here we report a complete mitochondrial (mt) DNA sequence retrieved from a bone excavated in 2008 in Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia.

It represents a hitherto unknown type of hominin mt DNA that shares a common ancestor with anatomically modern human and Neanderthal mt DNAs about 1.0 million years ago. You can be controversial, but please don't get personal or offensive and do keep it brief.

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    One such region is the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia and the phalanx was found in a stratum (layer 11) dated to 48–30 kyr ago where an assemblage containing both Upper and Middle Palaeolithic elements has been reported (see Supplementary Information).

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    One such region is the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia and the phalanx was found in a stratum (layer 11) dated to 48–30 kyr ago where an assemblage containing both Upper and Middle Palaeolithic elements has been reported (see Supplementary Information).

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    One such region is the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia and the phalanx was found in a stratum (layer 11) dated to 48–30 kyr ago where an assemblage containing both Upper and Middle Palaeolithic elements has been reported (see Supplementary Information).

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    One such region is the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia and the phalanx was found in a stratum (layer 11) dated to 48–30 kyr ago where an assemblage containing both Upper and Middle Palaeolithic elements has been reported (see Supplementary Information).