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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? 3592 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 577 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 552 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 618 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 551 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 548 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 522 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 489 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 482 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 524 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 508 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 461 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 477 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 545 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 550 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 523 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 517 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 798 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 533 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 484 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 487 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 467 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 485 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 451 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 476 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 478 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 480 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 513 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 502 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 470 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 471 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 484 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 467 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 500 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: 497 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 504 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 467 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: 711 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 493 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 461 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 459 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 450 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 451 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 463 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 465 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 493 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 461 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 454 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 446 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 477 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 463 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 434 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 488 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 456 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 469 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 527 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 509 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 486 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 498 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 467 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 501 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 449 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 469 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 459 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
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Re: Balanced speculation 453 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
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Re: The Black Swan 488 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 458 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 487 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 477 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
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Kailasa and swans 490 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
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Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 475 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
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