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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 ...


  • 10/08/2018: Adam van Casteren and his colleagues from the MPI-EVAN publish their latest articles on "Food mechanical properties and isotopic signatures in forest versus savannah dwelling eastern chimpanzees". They found that savannah chimpanzees eat mechanically challenging foods which may result in higher selective pressures on their chewing apparatus.
    doi: 10.1038/s42003-018-0115-6  Press release (English)  Press release (German)
  • 04/06/2018: Ellen Schulz-Kornas and colleagues investigated nano-indentation of native phytoliths and dental tissues for their latest publication which came out today.They challenge the claim that tooth wear is brought about by chewing food, suggesting instead a higher impact of exogenous abrasives.
    doi: 10.3897/evolsyst.2.22678
  • 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.