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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? 3827 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 653 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 628 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 695 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 625 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
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Re: Paranormalist 598 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 570 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 560 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 600 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 581 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 538 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 550 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 617 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 625 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 595 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 594 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 1030 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 606 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 557 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 559 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 539 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 560 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 525 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 553 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 548 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 558 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 588 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 585 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 548 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 547 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 558 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 544 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 577 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: 566 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 576 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 544 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: 838 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 573 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 534 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 531 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 533 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 528 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 525 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 532 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 536 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 540 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 567 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 535 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 528 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 525 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 548 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 547 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 548 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 513 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 569 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 536 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 537 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 604 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 580 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 560 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 578 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 543 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 587 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 528 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 546 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 534 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 528 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 555 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 527 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 562 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
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Re: The Black Swan 559 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 538 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 562 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 549 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
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Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 552 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
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