Photo Gallery: Humanity's New Relative 12/23/2010
 View of the Denisova Cave: Some 300,000 years ago, the Denisovans split off...
MPI EVA / Bence Viola

View of the Denisova Cave: Some 300,000 years ago, the Denisovans split off from the branch which eventually developed into the Neanderthals. Whereas the Neanderthals spread westwards into Ice-Age Europe, the Denisovans moved east.