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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 ...


  • 10-14/04/2018: Kornelius Kupczik, Ellen Schulz-Kornas and Adam van Casteren attend the Meetings of the Paleoanthropology Society and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPAs) which this year take place in Austin, Texas. They represent the MPWC with poster contributions and conference presentations. 
  • 15/03/2018: The publication on "The biting performance of Homo sapiens and Homo heidelbergensis", coauthored by visiting researcher Viviana Toro-Ibacache, is now available online in the Journal of Human Evolution.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.02.010
  • 03/2018: The latest article coauthored by Michael A. Berthaume and Kornelius Kupczik is out now. Comparing characteristics (e. g. shape, size and wear) of molars in homo naledi and other South African hominins, the researchers assume that the diet of homo naledi has differed from that of other South African hominins.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.02.006              Press release
  • 18/12/2017: Adam van Casteren reviews a paper published by Sugasawa et al. earlier this month. Adam's comments can be read in Current Biology under the title "Tool Use: Crows Craft the Right Tool for the Job".
    doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.022
  • 27/11/2017: A paper coauthored by Kornelius Kupczik and our visiting researchers Julián Balanta Melo and Viviana Toro Ibacache is published in the Annals of Anatomy. It focuses on the "Early molecular response and microanatomical changes in the masseter muscle and mandibular head after botulinum toxinintervention in adult mice".
    doi: 10.1016/j.aanat.2017.11.009
  • 24/11/2017: Ellen Schulz-Kornas coauthores a chapter of the companion volume to the special exhibition on "Climate Powers - Driving Force of Evolution" recently inaugurated at the State Museum of Prehistory Halle (Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte).
    Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle: Klimagewalten - Treibende Kraft der Evolution