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Dr. Kornelius Kupczik is a researcher in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. His research is concerned with the evolution and biology of the mammalian chewing apparatus. He is specifically interested in the functional morphology of teeth of humans and their fossil ancestors for the reconstruction of past and present diets.

His current research focuses on the analysis of the tooth roots of Plio-Pleistocene fossil hominins and other primates. He is also involved in a project on the feeding ecology of living and fossil carnivores using tooth root morphology. Another research strand is concerned with the relationship between primate tooth structure and dietary ecology.

Please see Current Research for further information on each of the projects.

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Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig