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Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Postal address:
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig, Germany

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 860
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 119

e-mail: mpwcsec@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de


The Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology (MPWC) is an interdisciplinary cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) in Leipzig, Germany, and the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Rehovot, Israel. View more ...


  • 23/05/2018: The new paper by Adam van Casteren and colleagues demonstrates that using metal proxies may be unsuitable for understanding the mechanics of dental microwear. Instead, they present a new model of texture formation based on particle properties.
    doi: 10.1098/rsos.171699
  • 15/05/2018: Our doctoral student and former staff member Stefan Curth successfully defends his dissertation on dog and wolf skull shape variation at the University of Jena. Congratulations to that!
  • 10-14/04/2018: Kornelius Kupczik, Ellen Schulz-Kornas and Adam van Casteren attend the Meetings of the Paleoanthropology Society and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPAs) which this year take place in Austin, Texas. They represent the MPWC with poster contributions and conference presentations. 
  • 15/03/2018: The publication on "The biting performance of Homo sapiens and Homo heidelbergensis", coauthored by visiting researcher Viviana Toro-Ibacache, is now available online in the Journal of Human Evolution.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.02.010
  • 03/2018: The latest article coauthored by Michael A. Berthaume and Kornelius Kupczik is out now. Comparing characteristics (e. g. shape, size and wear) of molars in homo naledi and other South African hominins, the researchers assume that the diet of homo naledi has differed from that of other South African hominins.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.02.006              Press release