First Peoples

The Denisovans – A New Type of Human Discovered by Genetics

Clip: Episode 3 | 1m 25s

On First Peoples: Asia, geneticist Svante Paabo uncovers a new branch of the human family tree; the Denisovans. Named after the Siberian cave where the single finger bone was found, these early humans were previously undiscovered.

Aired: 06/30/15

Rating: NR

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