Indonesia find alters view of human spread

By Rahman Muchtar and Heru Asprihanto
Updated October 6 2021 - 3:37am, first published 3:31am
Researchers excavate a cave for Denisovan fossils in the Altai Krai area of Russia. (file photo)

Genetic traces in the body of a young woman who died 7000 years ago furnish the first clue that mixing between early humans in Indonesia and those from faraway Siberia took place much earlier than previously thought.