28.11.2015 - 14:05
A  A

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 ...


  • 10/09/2015: Edwin, Ellen, Kornelius and Mike present the MPWC's ongoing research at the ESHE 2015 Meeting in London.
  • 24/07/2015: Dr. Lumila Menéndez (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) is our guest, presenting on “The peopling and morphological diversification of South America: random and non-random processes in the last continental region peopled by humans.”
  • 21/07/2015: Our guest Dr. Stephan Lautenschlager (University of Bristol) gives a talk on “Reconstructing the past – digital approaches to restore form and infer function in fossils.” 
  • 15/07/2015: The MPWC in Leipzig welcomes its latest member, Linda Schuchardt. For her PhD project, Linda will explore the feeding kinematics in Ponies.
  • 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.