Updates 2020

Latest Trends in Archaeogenetic Research of West Eurasians
June 30, 2020 - Iñigo Olalde and Cosimo Posth describe where the field of Archaeogenetics in Europe and the Near East is heading, as has become apparent over the last two years of research more
Pan-Ev Research Group to Hold Virtual Seminar Series
June 19, 2020 - The Rainforest Redux virtual seminar series will explore the role of the tropics in the deep human past more
Fyssen Postdoctoral Fellow Joins Pan-Ev Research Group
Dr. Eslem Ben Arous will be applying geochronological methods to date new discoveries in West Africa. more
Conversations in Human Evolution with Professor Michael Petraglia
June 9, 2020 - Professor Michael Petraglia answers questions about current research, discoveries in the field of archaeology, his favorite memory from the field, and much more. more
Ecosystem Engineering Among Ancient Pastoralists in Northern Central Asia
June 5, 2020 - Using a deep history approach that links ancient and contemporary societies, archaeologists from the MPI-SHH assess the ecosystem impacts of pastoralism in northern Central Asia more
14 Years of Archaeological and Heritage Research in the Iringa Region, Tanzania
Mai 21, 2020 - A new study details 67 sites spanning from the Early Stone Age to the recent past more
<span>Susanna Sabin receives 2019 Dieter Rampacher Prize </span>
Apr. 3, 2020 - For her outstanding dissertation titled “Insights into microbial evolution and ecology from genetic analysis of diverse archaeological materials,” Dr. Susanna Sabin, 25, will be awarded the 2019 Dieter Rampacher Prize of the Max Planck Society. more
<p>Patrick Roberts Named Member of Global Young Academy</p>
March 31, 2020 - Dr. Roberts is one of two new Germany-based members selected for the prestigious multidisciplinary academy and is the sixth member selected from the Max Planck Society in the history of the organization. more
<p>Neue Klima-und Umweltaufzeichnungen für Sri Lanka</p>
March 24, 2020 - New lake records track changes in Indian Ocean Monsoon, showing changing precipitation across 3,000 years more
Submerged Shelf in South African Cape Was Ideal Ecosystem for Pleistocene <em>Homo Sapiens</em>
March 23, 2020 - Using isotope analysis of Pleistocene human prey, researchers show local residence of medium-large mammals in Paleo-Agulhas Plain roughly 150,000 years ago more
<p>Menschen aßen im Mesolithikum mehr Schalentiere als bislang angenommen</p>
March 18, 2020 - New study conducted in northern Iberia reveals that molluscs contributed significantly more to the diet of Mesolithic peoples living in Atlantic Europe than previously hypothesized. more
Ancient DNA from Sardinia reveals the genetic footprints of changing connectivity across the Mediterranean over six thousand years
Febr. 20, 2020 - Analysis of ancient DNA details the population history of the Italian island, providing new insight into its unique history and ancestral connections to other peoples of the Mediterranean more
New Evidence for Rainforest Foraging in Sri Lanka ca. 45,000 years ago
Febr. 7, 2020 - Results of investigations at Kitulgala Beli-lena led by researchers from the Department of Archaeology confirm human occupation of Sri Lanka’s rainforest region as early as ca. 45,000 cal. BP more
Solving an ancient dairy mystery could help cure modern food ills

HORIZON magazine’s Science in Society takes a close look at research by Professor Christina Warinner and the DAIRYCULTURES group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, revealing how ancient dairy products can help us understand the rise in food intolerance and allergies

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Interpretation of past hominin and animal mobility over large-scale distances near Oldupai Gorge is possible
Jan. 23, 2020 - A recent publication in the Journal of Archaeological Science provides landscape-scale strontium isotope data and a proof of concept using animal teeth associated with major palaeoanthropological findings, showing that animal migrants coming far from the Oldupai Gorge region can be identified. This has major implications for the study of past hominin mobility in this important part of East Africa. more
How horse riding changed the ancient economies of eastern Eurasia
Jan. 23, 2020 - New study lead by William Taylor and Nicole Boivin of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History provides insights into early pastoral economies and herding transitions in eastern Eurasia. more
Scythian-era urbanites in the Pontic forest-steppe did not travel far from home
Jan. 23, 2020 - Inhabitants of Bel’sk remained local to the urban complex, with few individuals engaging in long-distance mobility, while engaging in farming and pastoralism. more
O is a round sound: The relationship between sound and meaning in 66 different languages
Jan. 23, 2020 - Research shows that the sound of some words relates to the concept they refer to more
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