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Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Postal address:
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig, Germany

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 860
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 119

e-mail: mpwcsec@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de


The Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology (MPWC) is an interdisciplinary cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) in Leipzig, Germany, and the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Rehovot, Israel. View more ...


  • 14/07/2017: nature.com publishes a paper co-authored by Kornelius Kupczik on “The dental phenotype of hairless dogs with FOXI3 haploinsufficiency”. The research team led by K. Kupczik (MPWC) and Martin S. Fischer (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena) shows that the FOXI3 gene is involved in dental cusp formation. Thus, they suggest that the gene may have played a role in evolutionary changes of human tooth morphology.
    doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05764-5        Press release of the Max Planck Society
  • 19/04-22/04/2017: Kornelius Kupczik, Ellen Schulz-Kornas, Michael Berthaume and Edwin Dickinson present the latest research of the MPWC and its collaborators at the 86th Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) in New Orleans contributing with three posters and two podium presentations. The contributions will deal with dental microwear signatures, the structure-function relationship in macaque jaw muscles, jaw kinematics in South African Plio-Pleistocene hominins, dietary abrasiveness and chewing efficiency in chimpanzees, and the mechanical properties of chimpanzee food.
  • 30/01-01/02/2017: We are excited to have Prof. Carol Ward and Dr Emily Middleton from the University of Missouri. Many thanks for holding a talk on "The shape of hominin origins"!