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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The last battle of Anne of Brittany

Human Evolution

Isotopic study of the soldiers of 1491

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Coalitions and conflict among men

Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

In the Bolivian Tsimané, who supports who is affected by physical size, social status, and existing…

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Nuclear DNA from sediments helps unlock ancient human history

Evolutionary Genetics

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in extracting and analyzing Neandertal chromosomal DNA preserved…

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