Alle Veranstaltungen 2017

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Distinguished Lecture von Prof. Kyle Harper - “Patterns of Disease in the Roman Empire”


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Cultural Innovations in the Middle and Later Stone Age of East Africa: Panga Ya Saïdi, Kenya - Preliminary results

Our knowledge of the cultural innovations associated with the Middle Stone Age (MSA) and the Later Stone Age (LSA) in Africa has significantly increased over the last twenty years, mainly thanks to the excavations carried out in Southern Africa and Morocco. We do not have information of the same quality for Eastern Africa. The archaeological cave site of Panga Ya Saïdi (PYS), in Kenya, offers a great opportunity to address this issue. I will present preliminary results of a joint, multi-authored study of beads, bone tools, engraved bones, and pigment lumps recovered during recent excavation at PYS, and discuss their significance for the emergence and evolution of new cultural practices within the MSA and the LSA of this region. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Distinguished Lecture by Dr. María Martinón-Torres - "The Evolution of Homo sapiens: Asian Perspectives"

Recent discoveries have prompted the necessity to reconsider the weight that Asia may have played in the evolution of modern humans. Simple and linear models to explain the origin and dispersals of H. sapiens seem to be progressively outdated by the new paleoanthropological and archaeological sites. Here I present a general overview of some key fossil samples that place modern humans outside Africa close to 100,000 years ago, increasing the time of overlap with other archaic hominins and posing new questions about the time and pattern of H. sapiens expansion into Asia. Hosts: Michael Petraglia and Nicole Boivin, Department of Archaeology [mehr]

DA Workshop

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Workshop: International Applications of Archaeological Science

The Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is hosting an intensive, invitation-only, one-week workshop for early career researchers from all over the world in a variety of archaeological science approaches that have international applicability. These include: quantitative lithics analyses, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) approaches, proteomics, ZooMS, stable isotope analysis, archaeobotany, archaeozoology, chronological methods and models, and statistical analysis. [mehr]

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Cross-Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

The second "Work-in-Progress" seminar featuring: Richard Hagan (DAG), Hiba Babiker (DLCE), and Patrick Roberts (DA). [mehr]

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Cross-Departmental Work-in-Progress Seminar

Our inaugural monthly "Work-in-Progress" seminar featuring: Paul Heggarty (DLCE), Monica Tromp (DA) and Cosimo Posth (DAG) [mehr]

DA Workshop

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Crossroads: Multidisciplinary investigations of South Asia's past

South Asia has long been the site of incredible environmental, cultural, genetic, and linguistic diversity, with the hyper-diversity of the region being surpassed only by that of the continent of Africa. Moreover, owing to its geographical location, it serves as a “crossroads” between Europe, Africa and East, West and Southeast Asia throughout human history. With this workshop, we aim to bring together different specialists working in the region to share results and facilitate an inter-disciplinary approach to uncovering the past of this region. Presenters will draw on linguistic, genetic, bio-molecular and macroscopic lines of evidence to elucidate changes in diet, demography, and ecology across major cultural transitions in the region. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Ökologische Chance, Evolution und die Entstehung der Flohpest (English title: "Ecological opportunity, evolution, and the emergence of flea-borne plague")


Metagenomics Workshop

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Vortrag von Irina Velsko

Ancient Microbiomes and the Accuracy of Taxonomic ClassifiersOrganized by Christina Warinner [mehr]

DA Workshop

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DA Workshop: Telescopic and Microscopic Visions of Central Asian Prehistory

Exploring the long durée of Central Asian prehistory through cross-disciplinary approaches and methodologies. [mehr]

DA Workshop

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Eastern Africa Workshop

Weiter Informationen finden Sie auf der englischen Version unserer Webseite. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Epizoötic Challenges to Pastoral Expansion in Africa: Minding the “Bovine Gap”

In two spatiotemporally separate cases in sub-Saharan Africa, small domestic livestock appear around 1000 years before cattle. South of Lake Turkana (eastern Africa), sparse domestic caprines and Lake Turkana ceramics of the Nderit tradition appear c. 4000 BP, nearly 1000 years before the first evidence for cattle. In southern Africa, sheep date to nearly 2200 BP, centuries before evidence for cattle. In 2000, I proposed that African savannas presented novel disease challenges to cattle pastoralism. Sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis) is a continental-scale risk in brushy areas, but wildebeest-borne malignant catarrhal fever (WD-MCF) and East Coast Fever (ECF) attack cattle in the grasslands that they favor. WD-MCF has a nearly 100% death rate in exposed cattle, and ECF, probably originating with an earlier transmission of Theileria parva from African buffalo to cattle, kills 20% of each cattle cohort. Infection risk is heightened by the three species’ overlapping forage and water requirements. Pastoralists may have exacerbated cattle herds’ vulnerability to infection through anthropogenic savanna expansion. This hypothesis could be falsified by finds of cattle dating to the “Bovine Gap” timespans in either region. As a test, I reviewed 2000-2015 East African archaeofaunal evidence, plus fauna from a stratified site south of Nairobi, GvJm44, yielding Nderit pottery in its lower level. I report these results and discuss how infectious disease genomics might offer finer resolution of routes and times of initial transmission of several wild ungulate diseases to livestock. [mehr]

DA Workshop

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Green Arabia Drilling

Interdisziplinäre Forschung zu Klima- und Umweltveränderungen und ihr Einfluss auf die Verbreitung des Menschen im Quartär auf der Basis von Sedimentkernen aus dem Jubbah-Paläosee (Saudi-Arabien). Organisatoren: Dr. Florian Ott und Prof. Michael Petraglia. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Vortrag von Prof. Oliver Craig

"Millet Agriculture, Material Culture and Organic Residue Analysis” [mehr]

Eurasia3angle talk

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Vortrag von Hideaki Kanzawa-Kiriyama

Genomic insights into the relationship between ancient Japanese and modern East Eurasians [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Vortrag von Beverly Strassmann

Religious Control of Sexuality Increases Paternity Certainty: A longterm study of the Dogon of Mali [mehr]

DA Workshop

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Biologische Marker des Wandels in Südostasien und der Inselwelt Südostasiens

Despite widespread acknowledgement that Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) has been an important link between Southeast Asia and the Southern Hemisphere for at least 50,000 years, little is known about interactions both within ISEA and with Mainland Southeast Asia to the north, and Sahul (Australia and New Guinea) to the south. Due to the tropical climate of the Southeast and Island Southeast Asia region, organic materials are rarely preserved and traditional archaeological techniques have not been particularly successful when it comes to understanding how people interacted with and within their environments. In this workshop we will be discussing novel and innovative methodologies and ideas that might be applied to the region, while highlighting recent findings that have already employed some of these techniques such as genomic, isotopic, lipid, microparticle and proteomic analyses. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Matt Sponheimer - Early Hominin Diet: Where are we and where do we go from here?


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Quantitative Methoden - Frühjahrskurs 2017

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf unserer englischsprachigen Webseite. [mehr]

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Forsche Schüler Tag 2017

Schüler/innen ab der 8. Klasse aufgepasst: Entdeckt, wie spannend die Menschheitsgeschichte ist! Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler am Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte laden euch ein, mehr über einzelne Forschungsfragen zu erfahren und mit ihnen kleine Aufgaben und Tests zu ganz unterschiedlichen Fragestellungen durchzuführen. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Using isotopes to track past human migrations

Isotope analysis of human and animal bone and teeth can be used to determine their geographic origin, and how they moved over their lifetimes. In contrast to DNA and linguistic analysis, which can determine origins and migrations over generations, isotope analysis has the promise of being able to identify movements of individuals at different points of their lives. The method has it’s limitations, but can be used to address both larger archaeological questions of past population movements and also provide a glimpse into the life histories of individual skeletons. In this talk I will introduce the methods we use for this analysis (strontium and sulphur isotope analysis) and then provide examples of how we have applied this method to look for human migration and movements in a variety of current and unpublished case studies. These will include studies of Neanderthal mobility, identifying possible pilgrims at the Roman and Byzantine world heritage sites of Hierapolis and Ephesus in Turkey, and the results of a large-scale isotopic study of Minoans and Mycenaeans in Bronze age Greece. [mehr]

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

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Survival and utility of ancient proteins in archaeology


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