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15. Software Workshop of the Max Planck Society

from Jun 13, 2017 13:00 to Jun 14, 2017 17:00

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15. Software Workshop of the Max Planck Society

from Jun 13, 2017 13:00 to Jun 14, 2017 17:00

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Biological Markers of Change in Southeast and Island Southeast Asia

from Jun 29, 2017 09:00 to Jun 30, 2017 18:00

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Biological Markers of Change in Southeast and Island Southeast Asia

from Jun 29, 2017 09:00 to Jun 30, 2017 18:00

The intelligent dog

We are investigating the cognitive abilities of dogs, and we are looking for participants. All studies are strictly observational and done in playful way.

Participants wanted

We are investigating the cognitive abilities of dogs, and we are looking for participants. All studies are strictly observational and done in playful way. [more]

Latest publications

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Walworth, M.: Classifying old Rapa: Linguistic evidence for contact networks in Southeast Polynesia. Issues in Austronesian Historical Linguistics (2017)
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Salazar-García, D. C.; Silva-Pinto, V.: Isótopos en la prehistoria y arqueologia Valencianas. Saguntum 49, pp. 75 - 87 (2017)
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Güldemann, T.; Fehn, A.-M.: The Kalahari Basin area as a “Sprachbund” before the Bantu expansion. In: The Cambridge handbook of areal linguistics, pp. 500 - 526 (Ed. Hickey, R.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2017)

A complete list of publications you can find here.

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Department of Archaeology Hosts Lecture by Matt Sponheimer

Early Hominin Diet: Where are we and where do we go from here?
June 28, 2017 at 15:00 [more]

Biological Markers of Change in Southeast and Island Southeast Asia

Department of Archaeology Workshop
Date: Jun 29 to Jun 30
Organizer: Monica Tromp [more]

The Complex Domestication of Cats

Study traces the domestication of cats using ancient DNA, discovering two major waves of domestication that left their mark in our modern housecat. [more]

Supporting Members of the Max Planck Society visit the Institute for the Science of Human History

On Thursday, June 22, Supporting Members will hear some exciting lectures about our research, including the Heirloom Microbes project. [more]

Unravelling the Pattern, Impacts and Drivers of Early Modern Human Dispersals from Africa

Michael Petraglia and team receive grant from Levehulme Trust to study early human dispersals out of Africa. [more]

Katerina Douka joins the Department of Archaeology

Douka and her team have been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to search for human fossils, particularly Denisovans. [more]

Institute Profile

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) in Jena was founded in 2014 to target fundamental questions of human history and evolution since the Paleolithic. From the vantage point of three interdisciplinary research departments – the Department of Archaeogenetics (Director Johannes Krause), the Department of Archaeology (Director Nicole Boivin), and the Department of Cultural and Linguistic Evolution (Director Russell Gray) – the MPI-SHH pursues an integrative approach to the study of human history that bridges the traditional divide between the natural sciences and the humanities. By assembling experts from research areas as diverse as paleogenetics, proteomics, bioinformatics, anthropology, archaeology, history, and quantitative linguistics, the MPI-SHH seeks to join and advance a broad range of methods, approaches, and datasets to explore big questions of the human past. Using state-of-the-art analytical techniques and technologies, the MPI-SHH tackles these and other topics:  

  • the settlement history of the world through past human migrations and genetic admixture events
  • the spread and diversification of human-associated microbes and infectious diseases
  • the impact of climatic and environmental change on human subsistence in different world regions
  • human modification of ecosystems
  • the rise of early forms of global trade systems
  • the spread and diversification of languages, cultures, and social practices
  • the co-evolution of genes and culture

With the establishment of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, a long tradition of phylogenetic and evolutionary research is revitalized in the city of Jena [learn more].

 
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