Denisova 11 Human Bone Fragment

Fiona Brock, Thomas Higham, 2018

Data copyright © Prof Thomas Higham unless otherwise stated

This work is licensed under the ADS Terms of Use and Access.
Creative Commons License

European Research Council logo

Primary contact

Prof Thomas Higham
Deputy Director
Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit
University of Oxford
Dyson Perrins Building
South Parks Road

Send e-mail enquiry

Resource identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.

Citing this DOI

The updated Crossref DOI Display guidelines recommend that DOIs should be displayed in the following format:
Sample Citation for this DOI

Fiona Brock, Thomas Higham (2018) Denisova 11 Human Bone Fragment [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor]

University of Oxford logo


Denisova 11 Human Bone Fragment

Denisova 11 is a human bone that was found in 2014 amongst a fragmented bone assemblage from the eponymous site in the Russian Altai region. A team from the PalaeoChron project, funded by the ERC and based in Oxford University, used a technique called Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS) with colleagues at the University of Manchester and screened ~2400 bones to search for bone with hominin peptide markers. The work is described in Brown et al. (2016) in the journal Scientific Reports. The small fragment of Denisova 11 was the first hominin bone identified. Initially it was identified as Neanderthal based on the mtDNA sequence obtained in Leipzig at the Max Planck Institute. The nuclear genome revealed it to be a genetic hybrid.

ADS logo
Data Org logo
University of York logo