A third human species

Format: HD
Duration: 52’
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Available version: English
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In 2008, during excavations in Siberia, a team of Russian archaeologists unearthed a small human bone. However, genetic analysis reveals some surprising conclusions: it belonged indeed to a prehistoric man, but it was neither that of a Homo Sapiens nor of a Neanderthal.

It is linked to a third, previously unknown, human species, which is named Denisova, after the cave where it was discovered.

Scientific expeditions followed, from Europe to Tibet to Papua New Guinea, to answer the question: who was the Denisova Man?