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Evolution of earlyHomo: An integrated biological perspective

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2014
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Mentioned by

news
29 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
twitter
124 tweeters
facebook
14 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users

Citations

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258 Dimensions

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754 Mendeley
citeulike
10 CiteULike
Title
Evolution of earlyHomo: An integrated biological perspective
Published in
Science, July 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1236828
Pubmed ID
Authors

Susan C. Antón, Richard Potts, Leslie C. Aiello

Abstract

Integration of evidence over the past decade has revised understandings about the major adaptations underlying the origin and early evolution of the genus Homo. Many features associated with Homo sapiens, including our large linear bodies, elongated hind limbs, large energy-expensive brains, reduced sexual dimorphism, increased carnivory, and unique life history traits, were once thought to have evolved near the origin of the genus in response to heightened aridity and open habitats in Africa. However, recent analyses of fossil, archaeological, and environmental data indicate that such traits did not arise as a single package. Instead, some arose substantially earlier and some later than previously thought. From ~2.5 to 1.5 million years ago, three lineages of early Homo evolved in a context of habitat instability and fragmentation on seasonal, intergenerational, and evolutionary time scales. These contexts gave a selective advantage to traits, such as dietary flexibility and larger body size, that facilitated survival in shifting environments.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
France 5 <1%
Mexico 4 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Finland 2 <1%
Other 12 2%
Unknown 707 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 175 23%
Researcher 132 18%
Student > Bachelor 114 15%
Student > Master 81 11%
Professor 54 7%
Other 155 21%
Unknown 43 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 264 35%
Social Sciences 104 14%
Arts and Humanities 73 10%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 40 5%
Psychology 40 5%
Other 147 19%
Unknown 86 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 363. 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 31 May 2021.
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#50,063
of 18,148,646 outputs
Outputs from Science
#2,177
of 71,894 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#510
of 196,752 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#27
of 893 outputs
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