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Talk by Cordelia Mühlenbeck

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Talk by Michael Haslam

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MINT - PhD workshop

from 2016-05-11 09:00 to 2016-05-12 18:00

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MINT - PhD workshop

from 2016-05-11 09:00 to 2016-05-12 18:00

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Talk by Pavel Flegontov

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Talk by Benjamin Touati

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Talk by David Gil

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Talk by Carina Schlebusch

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Talk by Helena Miton

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Latest publications

Qiaomei Fu, Cosimo Posth, [...], Johannes Krause, Svante Pääbo & David Reich: The genetic history of Ice Age Europe, DOI: 10.1038/nature17993.

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J. Watts , Oliver Sheehan, Quentin Douglas Atkinson, J. Bulbulia, and Russell D. Gray
Ritual human sacrifice promoted and sustained the evolution of stratified societies

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

News from the institute

Historians meet Geneticists

On 27th-28th of May a workshop will be held for early-career historians and archaeologists to inform them about ancient DNA and other quantitative tools to study human history. [more]

Genetic history of ice age Europe 

2nd May 2016: New study published in Nature reveals surprising secrets from prehistoric bones. [more]

The dark side of religion

Ritual human sacrifice promotes and supports the evolution of stratified societies, points out a new study published in Nature. [more]

Institute Profile

The overarching goal of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is to explore the history of humans using state-of-the-art analytical and genetic methods. Scientists from different disciplines, such as genetics, linguistics, archeology, anthropology and history are working together  to answer fundamental questions about the biological and cultural evolution of man from the paleolithic until today, and they jointly develop innovative methods, in particular in the areas of genome sequencing, language documentation, bioinformatics and phylogeography.


The institute was founded in March 2014. Founding directors are Johannes Krause (Department of Archaeogenetics) and Russell Gray (Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution). A third Department of Archaeology (Director Nicole Boivin) started on December 1st.

 

By founding and establishing the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena the evolutionary research gets a place where a broad range of biological and cultural questions about human history and development will be answered by innovative methods; and at the same time evolutionary research returns to its origins in Germany.

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Predecessor Institute

Before the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History was established the Max Planck Institute of Economics was located in Jena from 1993 until 2014.
 
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