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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? 3701 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 617 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 591 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 658 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 589 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 585 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 564 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 531 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 521 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 563 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 546 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 501 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 517 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 584 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 591 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 562 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 557 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 926 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
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Re: More snakes 525 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 525 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
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Re: More snakes 525 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 490 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 516 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 518 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 522 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 552 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 547 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 510 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 512 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 526 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 509 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 542 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: 536 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 543 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 513 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: 774 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 533 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 500 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 498 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 492 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 495 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 501 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 508 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 535 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 501 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 495 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 490 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 518 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 506 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
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Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 531 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 497 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 506 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 569 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 549 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 525 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 540 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 509 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 546 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 495 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 511 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 498 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
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Re: Balanced speculation 522 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 490 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 528 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
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Re: The Black Swan 528 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 500 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 529 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 518 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 512 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
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Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 513 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
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