Author of the Month :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
Join us at this forum every month for a discussion with famous popular authors from around the world. 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Here are some facts. Before their extinction the Denisovans were around as much as 750,000 years. This was enough time for them to develop their own unique physiology, mindset and material culture.

The earliest known modern humans existed around 300,000 years ago.

We started leaving Africa in waves perhaps as early as 200,000 years ago (maybe even earlier).

We officially reached Australia 60,000 years ago.

Genetic science tells us right now that first contact with Denisovans was around 45,000-55,000 years ago. It was almost certainly much earlier still.

Already by this time they were much more advanced than us, producing jewellery like the fabulous Denisovan bracelet.

We were the new kids on the block at this time. Yet we interbred with the Denisovans (as we had already done with the Neanderthals) and carried their legacy eastwards and southwards into the farthest reaches of the Asian continent. So the Denisovan legacy lived on, through us.

However, we also know that human fossil remains older than 100,000 years ago have turned up in China. These might now suggest a multi-regional solution to human evolution. This is possible.

However, by far the greatest influence on everything stated here is the eastward migration of early modern human populations. It was like an ocean tide carrying Denisovan ancestry to the farthest and most isolated areas of human occupation, such as Australia and Melanesia (ancient Sahul), as well as islands in the South Pacific and even the American continent.

The picture is every expanding.

We are still putting the whole thing together.

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 3200 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 448 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 428 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 472 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 428 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 422 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 400 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 364 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 355 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 395 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 399 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 347 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 353 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 425 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 429 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 406 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 392 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 564 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 409 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 367 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 372 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 351 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 361 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 344 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 354 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 359 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 349 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 381 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 373 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 360 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 358 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 358 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 355 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 376 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: 356 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 391 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 344 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: 510 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 364 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 351 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 331 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 336 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 342 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 343 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 355 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 339 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 338 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 340 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 341 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 339 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 365 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 341 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 330 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 332 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 346 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 347 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 338 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 373 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 320 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 354 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 361 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 343 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 341 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 398 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 389 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 361 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 369 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 339 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 374 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 332 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 344 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 347 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 341 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 363 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 345 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 369 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 357 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 376 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 344 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 360 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 343 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 363 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 346 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 359 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
Re: Kailasa and swans 371 SallyA 09-Jul-18 03:23
Re: Kailasa and swans 336 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 350 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 370 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 345 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 354 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 349 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:03
Late comer..... 360 Itatw70s 10-Jul-18 00:17
Re: Late comer..... 350 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:42
Re: Late comer..... 352 Itatw70s 12-Jul-18 18:20
Re: Late comer..... 330 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:12
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 389 MDaines 10-Jul-18 08:42
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 364 SallyA 10-Jul-18 16:32
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 349 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 18:07
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 362 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:58
What's in a name? 373 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
Re: What's in a name? 365 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:08
Re: What's in a name? 347 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
Re: What's in a name? 342 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:30
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 367 Broker 16-Jul-18 22:17
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal . . and leopards 355 SallyA 19-Jul-18 19:13
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal . . and leopards 356 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:36
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 347 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:35


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.