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Evolution of early Homo: An integrated biological perspective

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

news
23 news outlets
blogs
7 blogs
twitter
128 tweeters
facebook
14 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users

Citations

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162 Dimensions

Readers on

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569 Mendeley
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10 CiteULike
Title
Evolution of early Homo: 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 12 2%
France 5 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Canada 4 <1%
Mexico 4 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Finland 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Other 12 2%
Unknown 518 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 146 26%
Researcher 103 18%
Student > Bachelor 81 14%
Student > Master 64 11%
Professor 43 8%
Other 131 23%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 232 41%
Social Sciences 80 14%
Arts and Humanities 47 8%
Unspecified 42 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 32 6%
Other 135 24%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 308. 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 26 March 2019.
All research outputs
#34,916
of 12,853,244 outputs
Outputs from Science
#1,603
of 60,344 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#526
of 188,654 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#32
of 902 outputs
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