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Ray,

You are right, we need more evidence, but we can speculate.

The thing to remember is that by 40,000 years ago when the Denisovans disappear, they had been around for nearly 800,000 years. That's a long time to develop their own unique physiology, mindset and material culture.

We, on the other hand, have only been around for 300,000 years, making us the new kids on the block when we entered central and northern Asia some 45,000-55,000 years ago. There is every reason to conclude the Denisovans were more advanced than we were at this time. Moreover, there is good reason to surmise that their legacy continued on through Denisovan-modern hybrid communities, or through any other type of hybrid community existing at this time. They, in turn, will have taken this legacy in every other part of the ancient world, and across into the Americas.

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The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 3323 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 494 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 471 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 520 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 474 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 457 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 442 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 410 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 401 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 445 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 435 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 383 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 399 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 470 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 474 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 443 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 437 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 631 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 455 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 404 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 411 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 387 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 404 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 377 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 399 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 402 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 390 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 435 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 420 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 397 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 394 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 403 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 389 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 421 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:23
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 405 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 428 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 387 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:27
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 575 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 406 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 384 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 368 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 382 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 379 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 376 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 397 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 385 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 372 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 374 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 386 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 383 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 410 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 385 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 376 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 367 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 391 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 384 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 383 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 410 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 356 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 395 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 409 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 381 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 387 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 445 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 431 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 406 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 408 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 383 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 420 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 372 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 389 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 385 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 376 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 408 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 377 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 411 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 392 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 408 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 380 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 407 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 393 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 397 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 391 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 409 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
Re: Kailasa and swans 422 SallyA 09-Jul-18 03:23
Re: Kailasa and swans 385 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 395 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 412 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 382 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 402 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 393 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:03
Late comer..... 402 Itatw70s 10-Jul-18 00:17
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Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 427 MDaines 10-Jul-18 08:42
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What's in a name? 408 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
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Re: What's in a name? 391 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
Re: What's in a name? 388 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:30
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