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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? 2660 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 379 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 359 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 395 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 358 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 352 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 330 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 300 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 290 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 324 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 328 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 283 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 288 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 357 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 353 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 341 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 328 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 457 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 344 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 302 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 303 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 286 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 294 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 281 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 291 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 291 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 287 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 320 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 306 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 291 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 296 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 289 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 293 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 303 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: 293 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 314 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 273 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: 405 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 288 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 288 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 267 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 273 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 279 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 279 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 275 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 268 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 269 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 276 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 280 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 267 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 291 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 277 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 262 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 268 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 281 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 286 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 275 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 298 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 259 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 278 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 297 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 279 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 275 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 336 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 322 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 296 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 301 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 277 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 304 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 268 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 271 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 283 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 278 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 292 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 274 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 307 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 289 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 314 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 281 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 287 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 278 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 301 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 280 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 295 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
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Re: Kailasa and swans 274 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 284 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 296 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 284 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 288 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
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Late comer..... 299 Itatw70s 10-Jul-18 00:17
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Re: Late comer..... 263 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:12
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What's in a name? 310 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
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