Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology unites scientists with various backgrounds (natural sciences and humanities) whose aim is to investigate the history of humankind from an interdisciplinary perspective with the help of comparative analyses of genes, cultures, cognitive abilities, languages and social systems of past and present human populations as well as those of primates closely related to human beings.

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Molecular Analysis Reveals the Oldest Denisovan Fossils Yet

Evolutionary Genetics

Denisova Cave has yielded new Denisovan remains associated with archaeological artifacts in its lowermost…

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Those that game together, stay together

Comparative Cultural Psychology

The games we play reflect the socio-ecological characteristics of the culture that we are in

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Genetic changes in Bronze Age southern Iberia

Archaeogenetics

DNA from 136 ancient Iberians reveals genomic and social transformations during the Copper Age to Bronze Age…

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