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Grambank coder´s workshop

from 2016-08-26 09:00 to 2016-08-28 14:00

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Grambank coder´s workshop

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Latest publications

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Kelly, P.:
Excavating a hidden bell story from the Philippines: a revised narrative of cultural-linguistic loss and recuperation.
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Petraglia, M. D.:
Site formation processes and lithic refitting at the Abri Dufaure.
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Kirby, K. R.; Gray, R. D.; Greenhill, S. J.; Jordan, F.; Gomes-Ng, S.; Bibiko, H.-J.; Blasi, D. E.; Botero, C. A.; Bowern, C.; Ember, C. R. et al.; Leehr, D.; Low, B. S.; McCarter, J.; Divale, W.; Gavin, M. C.:
D-PLACE: A global database of cultural, linguistic and environmental diversity.

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

News from the institute

In search of a golden age

The famous World War II treasure in the Philippines probably never existed, but has hidden meanings. [more]

Mini African Symposium

Workshop on the recent research in Africa, mainly in Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics on August, 22nd. [more]

"The intelligent dog" - Participants wanted

The history of humans and the domestication of dogs is intimately linked. We are investigating the evolution of cognitive abilities of dogs, and we are looking for participants. All studies are strictly observational and done in playful way: doglab.shh.mpg.de.

D-PLACE Database

An international team has developed a massive database to answer long-standing questions about the forces that shaped cultural diversity. [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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