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An Asian perspective on early human dispersal from Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, December 2005
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2 blogs
1 tweeter


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An Asian perspective on early human dispersal from Africa
Published in
Nature, December 2005
DOI 10.1038/nature04259
Pubmed ID

Robin Dennell, Wil Roebroeks


The past decade has seen the Pliocene and Pleistocene fossil hominin record enriched by the addition of at least ten new taxa, including the Early Pleistocene, small-brained hominins from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the diminutive Late Pleistocene Homo floresiensis from Flores, Indonesia. At the same time, Asia's earliest hominin presence has been extended up to 1.8 Myr ago, hundreds of thousands of years earlier than previously envisaged. Nevertheless, the preferred explanation for the first appearance of hominins outside Africa has remained virtually unchanged. We show here that it is time to develop alternatives to one of palaeoanthropology's most basic paradigms: 'Out of Africa 1'.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 12 3%
United States 8 2%
Germany 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Argentina 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Pakistan 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Other 12 3%
Unknown 401 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 95 21%
Researcher 93 21%
Student > Master 53 12%
Student > Bachelor 48 11%
Professor 34 8%
Other 125 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 134 30%
Social Sciences 86 19%
Arts and Humanities 75 17%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 71 16%
Unspecified 31 7%
Other 51 11%

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