Extinct species of humans known as the Denisovans Sept 3, 2019 8:09:57 GMT -8
Post by dragon on Sept 3, 2019 8:09:57 GMT -8
Science and history writer, Andrew Collins, has been investigating the origins of human civilization for over three decades. In the first half, he discussed the extinct species of humans known as the Denisovans, whom he believed had advanced skills such as in tool and jewelry making. They were also very large-- around seven to seven and a half feet in height. In the Siberian cave, where their remains were first discovered a decade ago, one of their molar teeth was so big, it was at first thought to have belonged to a bear, he reported. Co-existing at the same time as Neanderthals, they possibly lived in remote communities in such places as Russia, China, and Tibet, and Collins theorizes they or Denisovan-Neanderthal-human mixes may have visited North America, accounting for some of the Native American folklore about giants. Such Denisovan hybrids may have been behind the Adena mound-building culture in North America, explaining the giant skeletons sometimes found buried there, he posited, and they could have been involved in constructing neolithic structures like Gobekli Tepe, as well. Collins further suggested that the Denisovans' had two genes related to modern-day autism, which may have contributed to their savant-like ability to construct objects and tailor clothing. The Denisovan strain perhaps died out through interbreeding among the various humans, but there are still genetic traces in some people, he noted. Collins compared the ancient era in which the Denisovans lived to Lord of the Rings, as they co-existed with other species distinct from humans, including Neanderthals, and the Hobbits (home floresiensis), a short-statured species that only died out around 12,000 years ago.