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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? 2452 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 295 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 283 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 305 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 274 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 273 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 256 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 229 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 213 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 244 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 247 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 212 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 217 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 276 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 265 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 255 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 251 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 339 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 260 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 227 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 229 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 215 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 216 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 204 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 219 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 216 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 210 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 248 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 222 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 218 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 223 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 213 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 214 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 230 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: 218 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 234 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 199 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: 295 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 216 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 216 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 198 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 198 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 211 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 207 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 203 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 197 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 197 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 201 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 203 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 196 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 215 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 202 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 190 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 195 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 203 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 209 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 202 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 228 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 188 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 207 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 225 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 210 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 201 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 262 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 250 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 228 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 226 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 208 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 221 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 194 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 201 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 214 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 207 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 222 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 204 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 230 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 219 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 242 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 209 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 216 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 205 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 227 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 211 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 219 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
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Re: Kailasa and swans 205 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 212 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 224 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 214 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 217 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 215 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:03
Late comer..... 224 Itatw70s 10-Jul-18 00:17
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Re: Late comer..... 190 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:12
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 242 MDaines 10-Jul-18 08:42
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Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 211 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 18:07
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What's in a name? 229 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
Re: What's in a name? 222 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:08
Re: What's in a name? 210 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
Re: What's in a name? 193 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:30
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 222 Broker 16-Jul-18 22:17
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Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal . . and leopards 207 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:36
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