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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? 3341 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 500 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 478 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 530 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 479 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 462 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 448 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 416 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 407 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 452 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 439 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 386 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 406 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 476 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 480 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 448 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 443 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 638 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 460 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 408 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 416 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 391 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 410 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 381 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 404 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 408 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 397 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 440 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 425 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 401 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 397 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 409 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 394 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 426 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: 412 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 431 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 394 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: 583 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 417 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 388 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 371 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 387 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 383 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 380 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 402 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 390 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 378 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 378 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 391 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 390 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 418 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 390 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 384 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 371 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 398 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 389 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 389 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 414 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 359 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 399 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 415 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 384 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 393 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 452 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 439 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 413 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 413 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 388 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 425 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 378 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 395 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 389 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 380 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 413 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 381 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 418 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 396 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 412 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 383 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 411 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 398 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 400 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 399 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 413 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
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Re: Kailasa and swans 393 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 400 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 420 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 387 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 408 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
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Late comer..... 410 Itatw70s 10-Jul-18 00:17
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What's in a name? 411 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
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Re: What's in a name? 401 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
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