Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig, Germany
phone: +49 (0)341 3550 860
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 119
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. The central goal of the MPWC is to better understand human evolution by drawing on expertise from archaeology, anthropology, biology, physics and material sciences. The research at the MPWC is divided into two tracks: Research at the WIS (Track 1) is dedicated to the timing of archaeological events by high resolution radiocarbon dating, while researchers at the MPI (Track 2) investigate the relationship between structure and function in bones and teeth.
The MPWC is co-directed by Prof. Jean-Jacques Hublin and Prof. Steve Weiner. Track 1 is led by Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto in Rehovot, and track 2 by Dr. Kornelius Kupczik in Leipzig. Both tracks are closely affiliated with the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science and the Department of Structural Biology, both at WIS, and the Department of Human Evolution at MPI-EVA.