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A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo

Overview of attention for article published in Science, October 2013
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133 news outlets
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27 blogs
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157 tweeters
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38 Facebook pages
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47 Wikipedia pages
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13 Google+ users
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1 Redditor
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Title
A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo
Published in
Science, October 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1238484
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Authors

David Lordkipanidze, Marcia S. Ponce de León, Ann Margvelashvili, Yoel Rak, G. Philip Rightmire, Abesalom Vekua, Christoph P. E. Zollikofer

Abstract

The site of Dmanisi, Georgia, has yielded an impressive sample of hominid cranial and postcranial remains, documenting the presence of Homo outside Africa around 1.8 million years ago. Here we report on a new cranium from Dmanisi (D4500) that, together with its mandible (D2600), represents the world's first completely preserved adult hominid skull from the early Pleistocene. D4500/D2600 combines a small braincase (546 cubic centimeters) with a large prognathic face and exhibits close morphological affinities with the earliest known Homo fossils from Africa. The Dmanisi sample, which now comprises five crania, provides direct evidence for wide morphological variation within and among early Homo paleodemes. This implies the existence of a single evolving lineage of early Homo, with phylogeographic continuity across continents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 13 2%
Germany 7 1%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Brazil 5 <1%
Canada 4 <1%
Spain 4 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Other 14 2%
Unknown 549 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 144 24%
Researcher 100 16%
Student > Bachelor 90 15%
Student > Master 82 13%
Professor 43 7%
Other 115 19%
Unknown 37 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 225 37%
Social Sciences 83 14%
Arts and Humanities 62 10%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 59 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 4%
Other 99 16%
Unknown 58 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1404. 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 08 June 2022.
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#6,485
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Outputs from Science
#382
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