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Late Pleistocene Human Skeleton and mtDNA Link Paleoamericans and Modern Native Americans

Overview of attention for article published in Science, May 2014
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72 news outlets
blogs
19 blogs
twitter
125 tweeters
facebook
9 Facebook pages
wikipedia
7 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
12 Google+ users
reddit
2 Redditors
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1 video uploader

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230 Mendeley
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3 CiteULike
Title
Late Pleistocene Human Skeleton and mtDNA Link Paleoamericans and Modern Native Americans
Published in
Science, May 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1252619
Pubmed ID
Authors

J. C. Chatters, D. J. Kennett, Y. Asmerom, B. M. Kemp, V. Polyak, A. N. Blank, P. A. Beddows, E. Reinhardt, J. Arroyo-Cabrales, D. A. Bolnick, R. S. Malhi, B. J. Culleton, P. L. Erreguerena, D. Rissolo, S. Morell-Hart, T. W. Stafford

Abstract

Because of differences in craniofacial morphology and dentition between the earliest American skeletons and modern Native Americans, separate origins have been postulated for them, despite genetic evidence to the contrary. We describe a near-complete human skeleton with an intact cranium and preserved DNA found with extinct fauna in a submerged cave on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. This skeleton dates to between 13,000 and 12,000 calendar years ago and has Paleoamerican craniofacial characteristics and a Beringian-derived mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup (D1). Thus, the differences between Paleoamericans and Native Americans probably resulted from in situ evolution rather than separate ancestry.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 3%
Mexico 4 2%
Canada 3 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 208 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 61 27%
Researcher 52 23%
Student > Bachelor 23 10%
Student > Master 23 10%
Professor 15 7%
Other 45 20%
Unknown 11 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 88 38%
Social Sciences 33 14%
Arts and Humanities 25 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 18 8%
Other 26 11%
Unknown 19 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 841. 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 18 October 2020.
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#11,138
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Outputs from Science
#700
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Outputs of similar age
#69
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#8
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