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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? 2558 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 337 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 321 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 348 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 316 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 313 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 295 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 265 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 254 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 284 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 288 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 249 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 255 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 316 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 312 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 298 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 289 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 398 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 301 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 264 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 267 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 251 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 256 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 244 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 254 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 255 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 251 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 284 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 263 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 256 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 259 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 253 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 255 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 267 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: 257 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 272 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 233 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: 347 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 251 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 250 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 232 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 235 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 244 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 246 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 238 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 231 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 233 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 235 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 242 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 229 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 251 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 239 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 225 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 233 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 245 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 248 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 239 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 264 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 223 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 241 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 260 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 244 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 239 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 300 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 284 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 260 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 263 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 242 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 263 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 230 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 237 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 248 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 245 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 258 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 240 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 269 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 256 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 278 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 241 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 252 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 242 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 264 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 244 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 257 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
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Re: Kailasa and swans 239 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 248 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
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Re: having an author to chat to 249 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 253 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
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What's in a name? 272 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
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Re: What's in a name? 247 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
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