90,000-year-old hybrid human found in ancient Cave (Denisova 11)
90,000 years ago, a youthful girl Denisova (Denny) who lived in a cave of the Altai mountains in Southern Siberia. Her life was too short she died in her early teens, but she stands at a unique point in mortal elaboration.
Denny’s surprising genealogy was discovered in 2012 from a bone fragment. This piece was found by Russian archaeologists in the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. After analyzing the bone’s DNA, there was no doubt that the chromosomes contained a mixture of half Neanderthal and Denisovan. These are two different species of humans of four lakh and five lakh years.
Nature magazine has given news about this girl Denisova 11 . Scientists at Oxford University have officially named it Denisova 11. When she died, she was only 13 years old and the cause of death is not known. So what has been the history of interracial children. Vivian Sloan, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and lead author of the report, says”Earlier there is evidence of interrelationships between different hominins, that is, ancient human groups. But this is the first time that we have directly found the offspring of the first generation.”
Another scientist, Professor Svante Pebo of the Max Planck Institute, had identified the first Denisovan at the same site about a decade ago. “Firstly he thought that it must have been mixed in the laboratories,” he says. There are only less than two dozen human genomes in the whole world which are more than 40 thousand years old. Their links have been made in the form of Neanderthal, Denisova 11 and Homo sapiens and there is hardly any hope of being half half or hybrid.
Sloan says, “The truth is that the discovery of humans from the mixing of Neanderthals and Denisovans shows us that interspecies breeding was happening much more than we thought.” Pabo also agrees with him. A 40,000-year-old Neanderthal was recently found in Romania along with several generations of Homo sapiens, and this further strengthens this notion.