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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 ...


  • 23/09/2016: The latest article co-autored by Ellen Schulz-Kornas is available online on nature.com. It discusses "Tooth wear as a means to quantify intra-specific variations in diet and chewing movements" in voles (doi:10.1038/srep34037).
  • 14/09-17/09/2016: Ellen Schulz-Kornas and Julia Stuhlträger attend the 6th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) in Madrid where Julia Stuhlträger et al. contribute with a poster on Julias PhD project on the "Dietary composition and tooth wear in forest chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus)".
  • 09/09-11/09/2016: Kornelius Kupczik, Viviana Toro-Ibacache (currently invited researcher at the MPWC) and Gabriele A. Macho (University of Oxford, UK) will give a joint presentation at the 18th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) talking on the topic of "Tooth root morphology as possible indicator of dietary diversity among South AfricanPlio-Pleistocene hominins".
  • 06/09-14/09/2016: We welcome Peter Stamos from the University of California as our guest at the MPWC. In a talk on "Metaphyseal surface morphology as a predictor of locomotor behavior" he presents an outline of his PhD proposal and discusses the preliminary results of his research so far. 
  • 04/09-07/09/2016: The 90th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Mammalogy (DGS) takes place in Berlin and the MPWC is represented by Ellen Schulz-Kornas and Julia Stuhlträger. The  poster Julia presented at the conference (Stuhlträger et al. 2016: "Grinding away in feeding ecology: Exploring sexual and seasonal variation in chimpanzees") wins the "Traditional Poster Awards for Junior Scientists" as well as the "Marzipan Contest for the Fine Mammalogical Poster 2016".
  • 21/08-27/08/2016: Adam van Casteren attends the Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists (IPS-ASP) in Chicago, Illinois where he talkes about the physical properties and abrasive loads of plants consumed by eastern chimpanzees (pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in forest vs. savannah environments. Along with colleagues he also presents a poster on the "Anterior dental ingestion in sapajus: linking craniofacial form and food mechanics".