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October 2, 2013:
New interest in denisovans following the release of the Croods on DVD.

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Red Deer Cave

The red deer cave is a treasure trove of information about the way ancient people lived, but as with any archaeological information there are major gaps in knowledge about whether people lived there full time or just rented it out as a timeshare for hunters.

Who are the Denisovans? Are they related to the Red Deer Cave People?

Scientists hope to establish a genome link between both groups

Newly discovered remains in the Red Deer Cave in China suggest a link to the Denisovans, who are a previously unknown human species that survived right up until the end of the last ice age. First noted as a Paleolithic cave people found in Altai Krai, Russia, the Denisovans, or Denisova Hominin, are named after the cave where bones and artifacts were found.

Notes and Special Information

Special note: It may take years to establish whether the Red Deer Cave People and Denisovans are closely related.