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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? 3115 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 410 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 395 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 432 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 393 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 389 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 368 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 331 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 322 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 357 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 361 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 313 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 318 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 389 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 392 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 371 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 357 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 511 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 372 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 330 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 338 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 319 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 328 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 310 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 322 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 326 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 318 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 348 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 337 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 321 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 327 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 325 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 322 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 337 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: 322 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 345 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 311 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: 453 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 325 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 317 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 296 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 304 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 309 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 309 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 307 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 300 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 301 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 305 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 309 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 300 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 330 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 308 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 291 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 295 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 310 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 314 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 302 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 340 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 286 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 313 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 327 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 309 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 308 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 366 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 352 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 326 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 333 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 306 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 338 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 295 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 308 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 314 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 307 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 322 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 311 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 336 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 325 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 343 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 312 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 322 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 309 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 329 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 310 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 323 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
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Re: Kailasa and swans 302 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 317 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 338 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 312 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 318 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 315 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:03
Late comer..... 328 Itatw70s 10-Jul-18 00:17
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Re: Late comer..... 295 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:12
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 357 MDaines 10-Jul-18 08:42
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Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 315 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 18:07
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What's in a name? 339 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
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Re: What's in a name? 313 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
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