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Half a mandible - the jaw bone - was found and archaeologists say it proves the now-extinct race predated humans at the high-altitude region by around 100,000 years.
The half a mandible is a huge finding in understanding the history oh ancient human species and their spread throughout Asia Scientists were unable to find any DNA preserved in the fossil, but managed to extract proteins from one of the molars.
It is the first ever evidence of the ancient hominins living outside the small Siberian cave which earned them their name.
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Anthropologists have since puzzled over whether the cave had been a temporary shelter for a group of these Denisovans or it had formed a more permanent settlement.
However, the Siberian site is only 700 metres 2,296ft above sea level.
This suggests they may once have been widespread but evidence to prove this has never before been found.