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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 ...


  • 09/2017: We would like to extend a warm welcome to our guest researchers from the University of Chile, Julián Balanta Melo and Andrea Eyquem Reyes, wishing both a good start and a fruitful stay in Leipzig.
  • 25/08/2017: Adam van Casteren and Kornelius Kupczik are invited to give a talk at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm. They speak on "What's bothering teeth? Understanding the scale and scope of biological threats to dental structures."
  • 31/07/2017: The latest paper coauthored by Kornelius Kupczik has been published in the Journal of Anatomy. The piece of research entitled "Congenital muscle dystrophy and diet consistency affect mouse skull shape differently" discusses how the skull shape in mice is affected in response to differences in diet and muscle function.
    doi: 10.1111/joa.12664
  • 25/07-27/07/2017: Adam Hartstone-Rose from the University of South Carolina is our guest and we are delighted to hear about his latest research. In this talk he discusses the functional correlates of primate muscle fiber architecture based on analyses of physical dissections as well as new approaches to contrast enhanced digital CTs.
  • 14/07/2017: nature.com publishes a paper co-authored by Kornelius Kupczik on “The dental phenotype of hairless dogs with FOXI3 haploinsufficiency”. The research team led by K. Kupczik (MPWC) and Martin S. Fischer (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena) shows that the FOXI3 gene is involved in dental cusp formation. Thus, they suggest that the gene may have played a role in evolutionary changes of human tooth morphology.
    doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05764-5        Press release of the Max Planck Society