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.



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…


Climatically driven landscape evolution during warm periods

Human Evolution

New puzzle piece for understanding future natural systems


Prehistoric humans rarely mated with their cousins


Scientists screened 1,785 ancient humans genomes from the last 45,000 years for parental relatedness