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Wild chimpanzee orphans recover from the stress of losing their mother

Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
 

Long-term study shows that maternal loss is stressful for immature orphan wild chimpanzees - but only for the first couple of years

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Global change: a tight squeeze for African great apes

Former Departments
 

Researchers predict massive decline in the range of African great apes over the next 30 years

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Palm Oil Plantations Change the Social Behaviour of Macaques

Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
 

Researchers spent months observing groups of southern pig-tailed macaques

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Creation of the Moyen-Bafing National Park

Former Departments
 

World Heritage Biodiversity Jewel

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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 cooperative and antagonistic relationships

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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 in cave sediments

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Gorillas do not bluff when they chest beat: honest signalling indicates body size

Primatology
 

The chest beats given by adult male gorillas reliably indicate their body size

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Genomes of the earliest Europeans

Evolutionary Genetics
 

Ancient genomes shed new light on the earliest Europeans and their relationships with Neandertals

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Neanderthal Ancestry Identifies Oldest Modern Human Genome

Archaeogenetics
 

The fossil skull of a woman in Czechia has provided the oldest modern human genome yet reconstructed, representing a population that formed before the…

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20 years of research at Pongoland

Comparative Cultural Psychology
 

On April 1, 2021, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the Zoo Leipzig celebrate 20 years of research at the Wolfgang Köhler…

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New Corona test developed

Evolutionary Genetics
 

Researchers develop a low-cost and fast method to detect a COVID-19 infection from a pool of gargle lavage samples

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Chimpanzees without borders

Primatology
 

A new large-scale study uncovers recent genetic connectivity between chimpanzee subspecies despite past isolation events

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Genomic insights into the origin of pre-historic populations in East Asia

Archaeogenetics
 

Integrating evidence from genetics and archaeology resarchers shed light on East Asia's population history

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Neandertal gene variants and Covid-19

Evolutionary Genetics
 

Neandertal gene variants both increase and decrease the risk for severe Covid-19

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Chimpanzee friends fight together to battle rivals

Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
 

Strong social bonds increases the willingness to join others in battle

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Where you live shapes how you behave

Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
 

Foraging humans, mammals and birds who live in the same place behave similarly

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