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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Archaeogenetics: Five global ethical principles

Archaeogenetics

Scientists from all over the world have published guidelines for how human remains should be handled

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Early modern human from Southeast Asia adapted to a rainforest environment

Human Evolution

New insights into the diet of our species' earliest member in the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia

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Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates

Human Evolution

New insights into the climatic backdrop for an early wave of dispersal of our species into Europe during the…

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