German Conversation – August

Another gem from the Max Plank Institute where,30 years after the discovery of an ancient jawbone on the Tibetan Plateau,researchers have finally identified it as belonging to a member of a species of human being living 160,000 years ago.This is the first time remains of the Denisovans have been identified outside Siberia. The work suggests that the Denisovans were more numerous,far older and lived at higher altitudes than previously thought.

We are not numerous nor do any of us live anywhere high up, though we are beginning to admit to being fairly ancient!!We will continue to exercise our own jawbones on a weekly basis throughout the Summer.

Sylvia Mountford