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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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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (67th percentile)

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9 news outlets
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2 blogs
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1 tweeter

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

Robin Dennell, Wil Roebroeks

Abstract

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 396 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 94 21%
Researcher 91 21%
Student > Master 53 12%
Student > Bachelor 47 11%
Professor 34 8%
Other 124 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 133 30%
Social Sciences 85 19%
Arts and Humanities 74 17%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 71 16%
Unspecified 31 7%
Other 49 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 91. 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 11 July 2018.
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