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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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70 news outlets
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18 blogs
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126 tweeters
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9 Facebook pages
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3 Wikipedia pages
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12 Google+ users
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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

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Unknown 10 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 1 10%
Unknown 9 90%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Unknown 9 90%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 819. 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 28 May 2019.
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#5,969
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Outputs from Science
#417
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