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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.

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The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 3556 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 563 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 538 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 601 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 538 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 533 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 507 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 474 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 468 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 510 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 495 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 447 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 463 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 532 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 537 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 509 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 502 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 774 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 520 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 469 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 473 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 454 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 472 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 437 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 460 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 465 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 463 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 499 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 488 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 457 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 456 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 470 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 453 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 487 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: 481 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 490 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 453 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: 695 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 479 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 448 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 436 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 446 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 444 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 437 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 458 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 450 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 436 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 438 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 449 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 449 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 479 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 447 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 441 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 431 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 462 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 460 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 450 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 473 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 421 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 457 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 474 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 442 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 456 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 514 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 495 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 472 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 482 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 453 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 487 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 436 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 456 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 446 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 438 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 468 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 438 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 474 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 451 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 475 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 444 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 474 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 463 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 461 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
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Kailasa and swans 476 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
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Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 462 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 482 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 444 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 465 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
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Re: What's in a name? 462 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
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