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Uta Schwarz

Uta Schwarz is lab assistant for the zooarcheological science group of the Department of Human Evolution. She works in the osteology lab and osteology store and performs the grown Comparative Animal Skeleton Reference Collection as well as the Taï-Chimpanzee bone collection, which is connected with the Chimpanzee Project in the Tai National Park in Africa.

Main tasks are: organization the bones in a useful order in boxes, labeling each bone with catalog numbers, curate the osteology material, preparation and preservation of animals, create an electronic database of all the specimens and search for contacts about obtaining new specimens.

From 1996 to 2004 she studied biology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

During her studies, she took several practical courses and worked as a zoological teaching assistant in some projects and practical trainings at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Special interests are ecological and taxonomical zoology and study anatomy of skeleton of birds and mammals.


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

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 383/390
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