Date: Dec 13, 2017, 15:30 Speaker: Bernard Joseph Hinnebusch Chief, Plague Section, Laboratory of Bacteriology, National Institutes of Health (USA) Room: Villa V14 Host: Department of Archaeogenetics
The MPI-SHH Adventures in Archaeology coloring book, debuted at the Long Night of Sciences, is now available for download in three languages - with more on the way! English German/Deutsch Spanish/Español
LAG2 – The origin and expansion of Uralic speaking populations
Joint workshop Department of Archaeogenetics and Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution MPI-SHH, 29. Nov. - 1. Dec. 2017 Organizers: Russell Gray, Wolfgang Haak, Johannes Krause
The plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis may have first come to Europe with the large-scale migration of steppe nomads in the Stone Age, millennia before the first known historical epidemics.
Early farmers who migrated to Europe from the Near East spread quickly across the continent, where they lived side-by-side with existing local hunter-gatherers while slowly mixing with those groups over time.
The partners of the new Max Planck-Harvard Research Center are investing a total of five million Euros in order to understand the key processes that shaped human history in the ancient Mediterranean by using cutting-edge scientific approaches.
Mitochondrial DNA from Neanderthal individual who died in Swabian Jura in modern-day southwest Germany suggests that Neanderthals received genetic contribution from Africa by hominins that are closely related to modern humans more than 220,000 years ago.
On April 25, 2017, Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena was awarded the Thuringian Research Prize for Top Performance in Basic Research by the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and the Digital Society.