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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First lethal attack by chimpanzees on gorillas observed

Former Departments

Research team now examines impact of food competition and climate change

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Learning words: How children integrate information

Comparative Cultural Psychology

Researchers use a computer model to explain how children integrate information during word learning

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Pleistocene sediment DNA from Denisova Cave

Evolutionary Genetics

Sediment DNA tracks 300,000 years of hominin and animal presence at Denisova Cave

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