Updates 2021

The doctoral researchers of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) are happy to present the inaugural session of the summer school: Doorway to Human Science. All graduate and undergraduate students who want to discover new disciplines or expand their knowledge and skillsets are encouraged to apply. more
Researchers compare changes in the size and shape of ancient barley grains from Europe and Central Asia to understand and highlight the plausible drivers for population-scale change through time more
The Department of Archaeology (DA) welcomes Dr. Makarius Itambu to Jena. more
A new study reveals that ratios of magnesium and calcium derived from the limpet Patella depressa using LIBS, a cutting-edge methodological approach, serve as a high-resolution seawater thermometer, with significant implications for palaeoclimate and archaeological studies.  more
The group will review five years of research and discuss the use of archaeology, linguistics and genetics in triangulating the origins of Transeurasian languages in an upcoming lecture series more
Conservation approaches to rainforests in the Wet Tropics of Queensland must celebrate and protect both natural ‘Gondwanan’ heritage and the stewardship and cultural heritage of Aboriginal peoples. more
Pan-Ev is delighted to welcome Dr Niang, whose expertise in West African Stone Age lithics will contribute towards unravelling the deep human past in this important region. more
In a new study, a researcher from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History led a team that re-discovered how ancient people made beads from giant land snails, and found that the origin of this practice is thousands of years older than previously believed. more
How records of past human-primate interactions can inform conservation efforts more
The discovery of 120,000-year-old human, elephant and horse footprints near an ancient lakebed on the Arabian Peninsula changed what we know about what the world was like, and where our ancestors were, deep in prehistory more
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