"Denisovan" is a beautiful and haunting artist's book about a long-lost contemporary of early humans, and the hypothetical circumstances surrounding her death.
Although the story is fictional, the premise is real. In 2010, bone fragments were found in a Siberian cave. By mapping the ancient DNA, researchers discovered that the fragments belonged to neither early humans nor neanderthals, but to a whole new individual: the Denisovan hominin.
The narrator ponders her concern for the Denisovan child who died 40,000 years ago, and wonders at the evolution of family and motherhood. This experimental work features rich graphics, animations and interactivity along with the narrative.