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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? 2627 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 358 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 342 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 375 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 344 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 337 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 317 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 287 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 276 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 308 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 313 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 270 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 275 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 339 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 338 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 323 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 313 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 429 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 326 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 287 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 289 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 272 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 278 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 266 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 279 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 277 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 270 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 306 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 292 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 276 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 283 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 274 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 278 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 290 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: 278 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 298 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 255 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: 384 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 272 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 272 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 252 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 259 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 267 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 266 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 260 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 253 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 254 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 258 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 265 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 253 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 275 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 263 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 244 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 253 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 268 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 271 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 260 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 284 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 244 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 262 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 283 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 266 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 261 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 320 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 306 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 283 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 288 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 264 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 288 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 254 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 258 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 270 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 265 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 279 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 261 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 291 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 277 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 300 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 265 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 273 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 265 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 285 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 268 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 280 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
Re: Kailasa and swans 281 SallyA 09-Jul-18 03:23
Re: Kailasa and swans 261 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 269 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 283 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 272 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 275 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 273 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:03
Late comer..... 287 Itatw70s 10-Jul-18 00:17
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Re: Late comer..... 263 Itatw70s 12-Jul-18 18:20
Re: Late comer..... 249 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:12
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 305 MDaines 10-Jul-18 08:42
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Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 268 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 18:07
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What's in a name? 295 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
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Re: What's in a name? 269 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
Re: What's in a name? 251 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:30
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 281 Broker 16-Jul-18 22:17
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Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal . . and leopards 269 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:36
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