We are investigating the cognitive abilities of dogs, and we are looking for participants. All studies are done in playful way.
Vågene, Å. J.; Campana, M. G.; García, N. M. R.; Warinner, C. G.; Spyrou, M. A.; Andrades Valtueña, A.; Huson, D.; Tuross, N.; Herbig, A.; Bos, K. I.et al.; Krause, J.: Salmonella enterica genomes from victims of a major 16th century epidemic in Mexico. Nature Ecology and Evolution (2018)
Oliveira, S.; Fehn, A.-M.; Aço, T.; Lages, F.; Gayà-Vidal, M.; Pakendorf, B.; Stoneking, M.; Rocha, J.: Matriclans shape populations: Insights from the Angolan Namib Desert into the maternal genetic history of southern Africa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2018)
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) in Jena was founded in 2014 to target fundamental questions of human history and evolution since the Paleolithic. From the vantage point of three interdisciplinary research departments the MPI-SHH pursues an integrative approach to the study of human history that bridges the traditional divide between the natural sciences and the humanities. [more]
Salmonella enterica, the bacterium responsible for enteric fever, may be the long-debated cause of the 1545-1550 AD “cocoliztli” epidemic in Oaxaca, Mexico that heavily affected the native population.
DNA analysis of present-day populations in the Chachapoyas region of Peru indicates that the original inhabitants were not uprooted en masse by the Inca Empire’s expansion into this area hundreds of years ago.
Date: Dec 13, 2017, 15:30 Speaker: Bernard Joseph Hinnebusch Chief, Plague Section, Laboratory of Bacteriology, National Institutes of Health (USA) Room: Villa V14 Host: Department of Archaeogenetics
This workshop will bring together different specialists working in South Asia to share results and facilitate an inter-disciplinary approach to uncovering the past of this diverse region "crossroads". Date: Dec. 15, 9:00-18:00 Host: Department of Archaeology Organizer: Ayushi Nayak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The MPI-SHH Adventures in Archaeology coloring book, debuted at the Long Night of Sciences, is now available for download in three languages - with more on the way! English German/Deutsch Spanish/Español
LAG2 – The origin and expansion of Uralic speaking populations
Joint workshop Department of Archaeogenetics and Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution MPI-SHH, 29. Nov. - 1. Dec. 2017 Organizers: Russell Gray, Wolfgang Haak, Johannes Krause
Long Night of Sciences on Nov. 24, 2017
Join us at our institute on Nov. 24 from 6pm to midnight for the Long Night of Sciences! There will be exciting activities, talks, and videos for all ages. [PDF]
The plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis may have first come to Europe with the large-scale migration of steppe nomads in the Stone Age, millennia before the first known historical epidemics.
Early farmers who migrated to Europe from the Near East spread quickly across the continent, where they lived side-by-side with existing local hunter-gatherers while slowly mixing with those groups over time.
Researchers from the MPI-SHH have found what may be the oldest-known images of dogs, some of whom are wearing leashes. The original study, published in the Journal of Anthropolical Archaeology, is described in Science Magazine (with accompanying video).
The project, headed by Michael Petraglia of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, receives Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Ansari Award for Serving Kingdom’s Antiquities for a Pioneering Non-Saudi Group at the 1st Saudi Archeology Convention.