On Wednesday, an international group of researchers described finds from a cave on the Tibetan Plateau that had been occupied by Denisovans, which tell us a bit more about these relatives: what they ate. Now called the Xiahe mandible, it remains the most substantial Denisovan fossil we’ve discovered to date. Sequencing of environmental DNA preserved in the cave revealed that the Denisovans had occupied the cave regularly for at least 100,000 years, meaning they were surviving at altitude during both of the last two glacial cycles.

Source: Ars Technica