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Single, Rapid Coastal Settlement of Asia Revealed by Analysis of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes

Overview of attention for article published in Science, May 2005
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1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
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2 policy sources
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5 tweeters
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16 Wikipedia pages
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1 Google+ user
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Title
Single, Rapid Coastal Settlement of Asia Revealed by Analysis of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes
Published in
Science, May 2005
DOI 10.1126/science.1109792
Pubmed ID
Authors

Vincent Macaulay, Catherine Hill, Alessandro Achilli, Chiara Rengo, Douglas Clarke, William Meehan, James Blackburn, Ornella Semino, Rosaria Scozzari, Fulvio Cruciani, Adi Taha, Norazila Kassim Shaari, Joseph Maripa Raja, Patimah Ismail, Zafarina Zainuddin, William Goodwin, David Bulbeck, Hans-Jürgen Bandelt, Stephen Oppenheimer, Antonio Torroni, Martin Richards

Abstract

A recent dispersal of modern humans out of Africa is now widely accepted, but the routes taken across Eurasia are still disputed. We show that mitochondrial DNA variation in isolated "relict" populations in southeast Asia supports the view that there was only a single dispersal from Africa, most likely via a southern coastal route, through India and onward into southeast Asia and Australasia. There was an early offshoot, leading ultimately to the settlement of the Near East and Europe, but the main dispersal from India to Australia approximately 65,000 years ago was rapid, most likely taking only a few thousand years.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 3%
United Kingdom 7 2%
Brazil 2 <1%
Argentina 2 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
New Zealand 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Other 12 3%
Unknown 413 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 101 22%
Researcher 91 20%
Student > Master 48 11%
Student > Bachelor 42 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 32 7%
Other 111 24%
Unknown 31 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 173 38%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 64 14%
Social Sciences 43 9%
Arts and Humanities 32 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 29 6%
Other 70 15%
Unknown 45 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2021.
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