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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 ...


  • 15/09/2018: We are very proud to announce that Julia Stuhlträger won the ESHE 2018 Pecha Kucha prize for her presentation on "Season's Eatings! Establishing reference data for revealing seasonality from tooth wear in chimpanzee molars".
  • 11/09/2018: It is conference time! Kornelius Kupczik, Julia Stuhlträger and Viviana Toro-Ibacache present the MPWC at the 8th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Evolution (ESHE) in Faro, while Ellen Schulz-Kornas and Franziska Goldner contribute to the 111th Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG) in Greifswald. 
  • 29/08/2018: Kornelius Kupczik coauthores a publication "On the relationship between maxillary molar root shape and jaw kinematics in Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus". The researchers analysed the splay and orientation of fossil hominin tooth roots and found that also the way of chewing had an impact on certain morphological traits of the skull.
    doi: 10.1098/rsos.180825    Press release (English)    Press release (German)
  • 20/08/2018: The latest article co-authored by Ellen Schulz-Kornas is out today. The researchers examined the functional anatomy of the equine temporomandibular joint (TMJ), focusing on the histology of the articular surfaces and underlining tissues. The results allow insight into the biomechanical characteristics of the joint components and structure-function relations.
    doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.08.003
  • 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)