Welcome to the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology

We work in the field

We work in the field

We work in the lab

We work in the lab

We work all over the world

We work all over the world

We work in teams

We work in teams

Updates

Book Review: The Einsteinian Revolution: The Historical Roots of His Breakthroughs
Review of the new book by Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund in Nature
Klimabilanz für 2023: „Wir müssen den gesellschaftlichen Wandel beschleunigen“
Interview Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Interview in German, paywalled):
Assessment and classification of the special climate year 2023 with climate researcher Ricarda Winkelmann

Videos and Audios


A Brief History of Bling

A Brief History of Bling

Podcast
From the Leakey Foundation’s “Origin Stories”  Podcast: Travel through 50,000 years of human history following clues hidden inside beads made from ostrich eggshells. In this episode, researchers Jennifer Miller and Yiming Wang share how these tiny artifacts reveal a sweeping story of ancient social networks, cultural connections, and human adaptability
Beginnt ein neues Erdzeitalter? Spurensuche an einem kanadischen See

Beginnt ein neues Erdzeitalter? Spurensuche an einem kanadischen See

Podcast
Podcast from Deutschlandfunk Kultur with Jürgen Renn. Audio in German.
Lieben Hunde uns wirklich?

Lieben Hunde uns wirklich?

Video
Video from Arte 42 - Die Antwort auf fast alles. Anyone who has a dog is convinced that the relationship between dog and human is something unique. A close bond, unshakeable, perhaps even love. Dogs are the world's favourite pets. But why does the relationship between humans and dogs feel so special? Do dogs really love us? And if so, why? Video in German.

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Latest Publications

Joka, K.; Hixon, S.; Lucas, M.; Wachtel, I.; Davidovich, U.; Gonzaga Santesteban, L.; Roberts, P.: Exploring the potential of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of perennial plants from archaeological sites: A case study of olive pits and grape pips from Early Bronze Age Qedesh in the Galilee. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 54, 104410 (2024)
Jha, D.; Vaishnav, H. K.; Roy, N.: Late Quaternary human-environment relationship in the Ganga Plain, India. Quaternary International 680, 2024.01.002, pp. 1 - 16 (2024)
Pederzani, S.; Britton, K.; Trost, M.; Fewlass, H.; Bourgon, N.; McCormack, J.; Jaouen, K.; Dietl, H.; Döhle, H.-J.; Kirchner, A. et al.; Lauer, T.; Le Corre, M.; McPherron, S. P.; Meller, H.; Mylopotamitaki, D.; Orschiedt, J.; Rougier, H.; Ruebens, K.; Schüler, T.; Sinet-Mathiot, V.; Smith, G. M.; Talamo, S.; Tütken, T.; Welker, F.; Zavala, E. I.; Weiss, M.; Hublin, J.-J.: Stable isotopes show Homo sapiens dispersed into cold steppes ~45,000 years ago at Ilsenhöhle in Ranis, Germany. Nature Ecology & Evolution, s41559-023-02318-z (2024)
Esquivel Gomez, L. R.; Weber, A.; Kocher, A.; Kühnert, D.: Recombination-aware phylogenetic analysis sheds light on the evolutionary origin of SARS-CoV-2. Scientific Reports 14 (1), 541 (2024)
Zhong, L.; Larsen, T.; Scheu, S.; Pollierer, M. M.: Root-derived resources fuel earthworms predominantly via bacterial and plant energy channels – Insights from bulk and compound-specific isotope analyses. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 191, 109324 (2024)
Hawkins, S.; Zetika, G. A.; Kinaston, R.; Firmando, Y. R.; Sari, D. M.; Suniarti, Y.; Lucas, M.; Roberts, P.; Reepmeyer, C.; Maloney, T. et al.; Kealy, S.; Stirling, C.; Reid, M.; Barr, D.; Kleffmann, T.; Kumar, A.; Yuwono, P.; Litster, M.; Husni, M.; Ririmasse, M.; Mahirta; Mujabuddawat, M.; Harriyadi; O’Connor, S.: Earliest known funerary rites in Wallacea after the last glacial maximum. Scientific Reports 14 (1), 282 (2024)
Fuks, D.; Schmidt, F.; García-Collado, M. I.; Besseiche, M.; Payne, N.; Bosi, G.; Bouchaud, C.; Castiglioni, E.; Dabrowski, V.; Frumin, S. et al.; Fuller, D. Q.; Hovsepyan, R.; Muthukumaran, S.; Peña-Chocarro, L.; Jordá, G. P.; Ros, J.; Rottoli, M.; Ryan, P.; Spengler, R.; Stevens, C. J.; Valamoti, S. M.; Weiss, E.; Alexander, M.; Gros-Balthazard, M.: Orphan crops of archaeology-based crop history research. Plants, people, planet, 3.10468 (2024)
Hamilton, R.; Amano, N.; Bradshaw, C. J. A.; Saltré, F.; Patalano, R.; Penny, D.; Stevenson, J.; Wolfhagen, J.; Roberts, P.: Forest mosaics, not savanna corridors, dominated in Southeast Asia during the Last Glacial Maximum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 121 (1), e2311280120, pp. 1 - 8 (2024)
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