Press Releases 2022

Research into Impacts of Human Occupation on the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Receives Funding

Research teams from the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology (Germany), Bournemouth University (UK), and the University of Göttingen, have been jointly funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) of the United Kingdom more

Humans Struggle to Identify Aggression in Dogs, Other Humans

Researchers showed participants videos of human, dog, and macaque pairs to determine how well humans assess social interactions more

Interdisciplinary Environmental History: How Narratives of the Past can meet the Challenges of the Anthropocene

A new paper in the journal Annales discusses vital methodological issues for humanities-based historical inquiry and argues that the challenges of the Anthropocene demand interdisciplinary research informed by a variety of historical narratives more

Charcoal and Cattle Correlate with Madagascar’s Megafaunal Extinctions

A new study suggests that changes in land use within the last millennia drove the extinction of Madagascar’s giant animals more

Renaming of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

New research focus in the field of geoanthropology more

Livestock and Dairying Led To Dramatic Social Changes in Ancient Mongolia, U-M Study Shows

The movement of herders and livestock into the eastern steppe is of great interest to researchers, but few scholars have linked the introduction of herds and horses to the rise of complex societies. more

DIY Digital Archaeology: New Methods for Visualizing Small Objects and Artefacts

A new article in PLOS ONE presents step-by-step protocols for creating publishable 2D and 3D visualizations. The techniques will allow anyone to produce high-quality images and models with minimal effort and cost. more

Show more
Go to Editor View