A hominid is any member of the family Hominidae, which includes extinct (no longer in existence) and extant (presently existing) humans, bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans.
The DNA sample was originally taken in 2008 from Denisova Cave, which is located the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia.
The sample was procured from the bone of the small finger of a woman'”who is being called 'X-Woman'.
The German, American, Austrian, and Russian scientists involved in the discovery are not sure yet if this is a completely different species of human being or not.
However, they are fairly sure that the DNA found represents a separate migration of hominids out of Africa and into Asia.
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