Eerie BONE pile is oldest evidence of rhino-gobbling humans who lived in Siberia 200,000 years ago

Eerie BONE pile is oldest evidence of rhino-gobbling humans who lived in Siberia 200,000 years ago

THE oldest remains of mysterious human ancestors called the Denisovans have been found in a cave in Siberia.

A large bone pile containing fragments of the ancient humans that date back 200,000 years has been revealed in a new study.

Eerie BONE pile is oldest evidence of rhino-gobbling humans who lived in Siberia 200,000 years ago

The 200,000 year old ancient human ancestor bones were found in a pile of thousands of bone fragments Credit: © S. Brown

Eerie BONE pile is oldest evidence of rhino-gobbling humans who lived in Siberia 200,000 years ago

This is a reconstruction of what the Denisovans may have looked like Credit: AP:Associated Press

Researchers also found the first stone tools linked to the ancient human ancestors.

Denisovans were only identified just over a decade ago.

They make up part of an extinct branch of the human family tree.

Neanderthals and Denisovans are the closest known relatives of modern humans.

They're generally accepted to have died out around 50,000 years ago.

However, they're so mysterious some scientists disagree and think they were mating with modern humans as early as 15,000 years ago.

Denisovan DNA has been found in some modern humans so it's believed they interbred with ancestors of modern humans and lived amongst them.

It's thought they looked pretty similar to Neanderthals but had wider heads and jaws that stuck out more.

We don't know much else about them so the new bone pile and stone tool discovery is very exciting for archaeologists.

Researchers have published their new findings in the in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Until now, less than 10 Denisovan fossils had been discovered.

The new study found three more fossils in the Denisova Cave in Siberia.

It's thought they're about 200,000 years old and therefore the oldest Denisovan fossils ever found.

The previous oldest dated back between 122,000 to 194,000 years ago.

The Denisovan bones were found in a bone pile of 3,791 bone scraps.

Five humans bones were discovered but only four contained enough DNA to reveal what kind of ancient humans they belonged to.

One bone was Neanderthal and three were Denisovan.

Two of the bones either come from the same person of related individuals.

Study senior author Katerina Douka from the University of Vienna told Live Science: “We were extremely excited to identify three new Denisovan bones amongst the oldest layers of Denisova Cave.

“We specifically targeted these layers where no other human fossils were found before, and our strategy worked.”

The researchers were also pleased to find evidence of stone tools.

Douka added: “This is the first time we can be sure that Denisovans were the makers of the archaeological remains we found associated with their bone fragments.”

Evidence of woolly rhinos, deer, horses, bison and gazelles were also found in the cave.

It's thought the Denisovans would have hunted and ate these creatures.

They may have also shared their caves with wolves or wild dogs and competed with these predators for food and shelter.

Research at the cave in Siberia continues.

Eerie BONE pile is oldest evidence of rhino-gobbling humans who lived in Siberia 200,000 years ago

The bones were found in this cave in Siberia Credit: © IAET, Siberian Branch Russian Academy of Sciences

Eerie BONE pile is oldest evidence of rhino-gobbling humans who lived in Siberia 200,000 years ago
Eerie BONE pile is oldest evidence of rhino-gobbling humans who lived in Siberia 200,000 years ago

Woolly rhinos were coated in thick fur and could weigh 2,700 kilos Credit: Alamy

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