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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 ...


  • 29/06-03/07/2016: MPWC members attend this year's International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM) in Washington D.C., contributing with various talks and posters:

    • Kornelius Kupczik will give a talk on bite force generation and chewing efficiency,
    • Ellen Schulz-Kornas is invited speaker at the Mammalian Feeding System session presenting on tooth wear, textures and feeding biomechanics,
    • Adam van Casteren will give insight into the interplay between tooth materials, tooth structures and foods, and
    • Michael Berthaume will speak on modelling microscopic tooth wear.
    • Federico Becerra will present a poster on the domestication effect on skull morphology and biting performance in rats, and
    • Maximilian Bemman will contribute with a poster on a novel experimental approach on bite force measurments in vivo.

  • 22/04/2016: Today the latest paper co-authered by Adam van Casteren is published. It focuses on dental abrasion as a cutting process.
  • http://rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/6/3/20160008
  • 14/04/2016: Michael Berthaume presents his latest research on masticatory cranial deformations at the 85th AAPA's Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA
  • 05/04/2016: Ellen Schulz-Kornas holds a keynote speech on the 5th International Conference on Surface Metrology in Poznan, Poland.