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Siberian ice maiden carbon dating

The mitochondrial DNA of the Denisova hominin suggests its ancestors left Africa around one million years ago but Prof. Svante Pääbo says it is possible that there are many other unknown hominin fossils waiting to be discovered.

The cave is near the village of Chorny Anui about 150 km south of Barnaul, the nearest major city.

It is approximately 28 m above the right bank of the Anuy River, has formed in upper Silurian limestone.

She became known as the Princess of Altai, She died 2,500 years ago and the cause of her death and the tattoos she has is still shrouded a mystery.

The brain and internal organs were removed, assumingly as a part of an ancient funeral ceremony.

The bonefragment was sent to the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, for genetic analysis.

The researchers were shocked interbred, since the finger bone was found within 65 miles of Homo Sapiens and Homo Neanderthal sites.

The Russian archaeologist together with archaeologists from the Max Planck Institute also later discovered a tooth in the cave.

They first thought it to be a molar of a cave bear but it soon became obvious that it was the tooth of a hominid.

The archaeologists also discovered artefacts alongside the bones, that raises the possibility that the Denisova hominin had an advanced culture: - The fossil was found with modern technology and ornaments, including a very beautiful bracelet, one of the researchers said.

Golden Mountain The Denisova cave is located in Altai Krai, at the border of the Altai Republic of Russia in the southern part of Siberia.

Altai Krai has rolling foothills, grasslands, lakes, rivers, and mountains.