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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 ...


  • 24/06/2015: Talk by Dr. Ian Corfe (University of Helsinki) on "Teeth, trees and time - evolutionary, developmental, ecological and  phylogenetic insights from fossil and living mammals" at the MPWC in Leipzig.
  • 01/06/2015: Maximilian Bemmann, our new doctoral researcher, has joined the MPWC. Max will explore the technical biology of the chewing apparatus in mammals.
  • 23/04/2015: We are excited to have Dr. Laura Fitton (Hull York Medical School) as our guest at the MPWC in Leipzig, giving a talk on “Functional Integration within the Skull of a Hard Object Feeding Primate.”
  • 20/04/2015: Federico Becerra has joined the ranks of the MPWC. In his postdoctoral research project, Fede will investigate the cranio-mandibular apparatus in rodents, combining bite force measurements with lab research, bone geometry analyses and digital reconstructions from high resolution scannings.
  • 15/02/2015: Our new postdoc Michael Berthaume has arrived. Mike's research at the MPWC involves the simulation of tooth function and wear in primates, which is crucial for reconstructing fossil hominin diets. 
  • 01/02/2015: Edwin Dickinson has joined our team. Edwin's PhD research will focus on the developmental trajectory of primates and its impact upon overall masticatory performance.
  • 02/12/2014: Meeting and project talks of MPWC co-directors Prof. Jean-Jacques Hublin (Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig) and Prof. Steve Weiner (Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot) with the two track leaders Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto (Track 1: Timing of Cultural Change at the WIS) and Dr. Kornelius Kupczik (Track 2: Physical Anthropology Through Bone/Tooth Structure-Function Studies at the MPI EVA).