7200-year-old DNA suggests Denisovans bred with humans on Sulawesi

Fragments of a skull of a person were found on Sulawesi, Indonesia University of Hasanuddin
First time DNA was extracted from bones of a Stone Age person living on the Indonesian island Sulawesi. This genetic information sheds light into the prehistory and history of the South-East Asian islands, including the events that occurred when Homo sapiens arrived in the region.

Sulawesi, which is located between Australia and the Asian mainland, is one of the largest South-East Asian islands. Researchers have discovered a cave on the South Peninsula.