Dog studies

We are investigating the cognitive abilities of dogs, and we are looking for participants. All studies are  done in playful way.

Participants wanted!

We are investigating the cognitive abilities of dogs, and we are looking for participants. All studies are  done in playful way. [more]

Latest publications

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Krause-Kyora, B.; Susat, J.; Key, F. M.; Kühnert, D.; Bosse, E.; Immel, A.; Rinne, C.; Kornell, S.-C.; Yepes, D.; Franzenburg, S. et al.; Heyne, H. O.; Meier, T.; Lösch, S.; Meller, H.; Friederich, S.; Nicklisch, N.; Alt, K. W.; Schreiber, S.; Tholey, A.; Herbig, A.; Nebel, A.; Krause, J.: Neolithic and medieval virus genomes reveal complex evolution of Hepatitis B. eLife (2018)
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Schuenemann, V. J.; Avanzi, C.; Krause-Kyora, B.; Seitz, A.; Herbig, A.; Inskip, S.; Bonazzi, M.; Reiter, E.; Urban, C.; Dangvard Pedersen, D. et al.; Taylor, G. M.; Singh, P.; Stewart, G. R.; Velemínský, P.; Likovsky, J.; Marcsik, A.; Molnár, E.; Pálfi, G.; Mariotti, V.; Riga, A.; Belcastro, M. G.; Boldsen, J. L.; Nebel, A.; Mays, S.; Donoghue, H. D.; Zakrzewski, S.; Benjak, A.; Nieselt, K.; Cole, S. T.; Krause, J.: Ancient genomes reveal a high diversity of Mycobacterium leprae in medieval Europe. PLoS Pathogens 14 (5), pp. 1 - 17 (2018)
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Shipton, C.; Roberts, P.; Archer, W.; Armitage, S. J.; Bita, C.; Blinkhorn, J.; Courtney-Mustaphi, C.; Crowther, A.; Curtis, R.; Errico, F. d. et al.; Douka, K.; Faulkner, P.; Groucutt, H. S.; Helm, R.; Herries, A. I. R.; Jembe, S.; Kourampas, N.; Lee-Thorp, J.; Marchant, R.; Mercader, J.; Marti, A. P.; Prendergast, M. E.; Rowson, B.; Tengeza, A.; Tibesasa, R.; White, T. S.; Petraglia, M. D.; Boivin, N.: 78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later stone age innovation in an East African tropical forest. Nature Communications (2018)
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Shipton, C.; Roberts, P.; Archer, W.; Armitage, S. J.; Bita, C.; Blinkhorn, J.; Courtney-Mustaphi, C.; Crowther, A.; Curtis, R.; Errico, F. d. et al.; Douka, K.; Faulkner, P.; Groucutt, H. S.; Helm, R.; Herries, A. I. R.; Jembe, S.; Kourampas, N.; Lee-Thorp, J.; Marchant, R.; Mercader, J.; Marti, A. P.; Prendergast, M. E.; Rowson, B.; Tengeza, A.; Tibesasa, R.; White, T. S.; Petraglia, M. D.; Boivin, N.: 78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later stone age innovation in an East African tropical forest. Nature Communications (2018)
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Blinkhorn, J.: Buddha Pushkar revisited: Technological variability in Late Palaeolithic stone tools at the Thar Desert margin, India. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 20, pp. 168 - 182 (2018)
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Krause-Kyora, B.; Nutsua, M.; Boehme, L.; Pierini, F.; Pedersen, D. D.; Kornell, S.-C.; Drichel, D.; Bonazzi, M.; Möbus, L.; Tarp, P. et al.; Susat, J.; Bosse, E.; Willburger, B.; Schmidt, A. H.; Sauter, J.; Franke, A.; Wittig, M.; Caliebe, A.; Nothnagel, M.; Schreiber, S.; Boldsen, J. L.; Lenz, T. L.; Nebel, A.: Ancient DNA study reveals HLA susceptibility locus for leprosy in medieval Europeans. Nature Communications (2018)
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Ingicco, T.; Bergh, G. D. v. d.; Jago-on, C.; Bahain, J.-J.; Chacón, M. G.; Amano, N.; Forestier, H.; King, C.; Manalo, K. A.; Nomade, S. et al.; Pereira, A. M.; Reyes, M. C.; Sémah, A.-M.; Shao, Q.; Voinchet, P.; Falguères, C.; Albers, P. C. H.; Lising, M.; Lyras, G.; Yurnaldi, D.; Rochette, P.; Bautista, A.; Vos, J. d.: Earliest known hominin activity in the Philippines by 709 thousand years ago. Nature 557 (7704), pp. 233 - 237 (2018)
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Roberts, P.; Gillingwater, T. H.; Lahr, M. M.; Lee-Thorp, J.; MacCallum, M.; Petraglia, M. D.; Wedage, O.; Heenbanda, U.; Wainnya-laeto, U.: Historical tropical forest reliance amongst the Wanniyalaeto (Vedda) of Sri Lanka: an isotopic perspective. Human Ecology: an interdisciplinary journal (2018)
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Judd, M. A.; Walker, J. L.; Ventresca Miller, A. R.; Razhev, D.; Epimakhov, A. V.; Hanks, B. K.: Life in the fast lane: Settled pastoralism in the Central Eurasian Steppe during the Middle Bronze Age. American Journal of Human Biology, e23129 (2018)
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Rama, T.; List, J.-M.; Wahle, J.; Jäger, G.: Are automatic methods for cognate detection good enough for phylogenetic reconstruction in historical linguistics? (2017)

A complete list of publications you can find here.

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Heirloom Microbes Project: Proteomics Workshop

from May 7, 2018 09:30 to May 18, 2018 15:00

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Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Institute Profile

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 Department of Archaeogenetics (Director Johannes Krause), the Department of Archaeology (Director Nicole Boivin), and the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution (Director Russell Gray) – 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]


News

In a new video from Latest Thinking, Russell Gray describes his research investigating the cooperative abilities of kea birds, and what this can tell us about ourselves.

"Do Kea Birds Have Cooperative Abilities?"

In a new video from Latest Thinking, Russell Gray describes his research investigating the cooperative abilities of kea birds, and what this can tell us about ourselves. [more]
A smartphone game designed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History aims to study how languages evolve.

The evolution of language? There’s an app for that

A smartphone game designed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History aims to study how languages evolve. [more]
Date & Time: May 16, 2018, 15:30 Room: Villa V14 Host:  Johannes Krause, Department of Archaeogenetics

Distinguised Lecture by Ludovic Orlando: Tracking Six Millenia of Horse Selection, Admixture and Management with Complete Genome Time-Series

Date & Time: May 16, 2018, 15:30
Room: Villa V14
Host: Johannes Krause, Department of Archaeogenetics [more]
The president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman, announced the find, made by Michael Petraglia, Huw Groucutt and colleagues.

Human footprints found in northwestern Saudi Arabia near the city of Tabuk could be more than 85,000 years old

The president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman, announced the find, made by Michael Petraglia, Huw Groucutt and colleagues. [more]
The largest study to date on ancient leprosy DNA reveals previously unknown diversity of strains in Medieval Europe.

A European origin for leprosy?

The largest study to date on ancient leprosy DNA reveals previously unknown diversity of strains in Medieval Europe. [more]
Study recovers oldest viral genomes, and shows the hepatitis B virus has been circulating in Europe for at least 7000 years.

Stone age hepatitis B virus decoded

Study recovers oldest viral genomes, and shows the hepatitis B virus has been circulating in Europe for at least 7000 years. [more]
The first substantial cave record from coastal Kenya ranges from the Middle Stone Age to the Iron Age, showing gradual changes in cultural, technological and symbolic innovations beginning at 67,000 years ago.

78,000 year cave record from East Africa shows early cultural innovations

The first substantial cave record from coastal Kenya ranges from the Middle Stone Age to the Iron Age, showing gradual changes in cultural, technological and symbolic innovations beginning at 67,000 years ago. [more]
An international team of researchers has discovered the oldest evidence for the peopling of the Philippines by hominins. Their findings at the archaeological site of Kalinga (Rizal Municipality, Kalinga Province, Luzon Island) were dated to 709,000 years old.

Humans were present in the Philippine islands as early as 700,000 years ago

An international team of researchers has discovered the oldest evidence for the peopling of the Philippines by hominins. Their findings at the archaeological site of Kalinga (Rizal Municipality, Kalinga Province, Luzon Island) were dated to 709,000 years old. [more]
A team of researchers have demonstrated that while some Indigenous hunter-gatherers in Sri Lanka made use of agricultural resources and trade connections with farmers and colonial powers, others continued to subsist primarily on tropical forest resources as late as the 19th century.

Evidence for persistent forest reliance by Indigenous peoples in historical Sri Lanka

A team of researchers have demonstrated that while some Indigenous hunter-gatherers in Sri Lanka made use of agricultural resources and trade connections with farmers and colonial powers, others continued to subsist primarily on tropical forest resources as late as the 19th century. [more]
Date & Time: May 2, 2018, 15:30 Room: Villa V14 Hosts:  Johannes Krause & Christina Warinner, Department of Archaeogenetics

Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Norman Hammond - “Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Identity: Problems in Maya Pre/History”

Date & Time: May 2, 2018, 15:30
Room: Villa V14
Hosts: Johannes Krause & Christina Warinner, Department of Archaeogenetics [more]
Congratulations to Patrick Roberts from the Department of Archaology for winning the Beutenberg-Campus Jena e.V's award for outstanding achievement by a young researcher. Patricks work has uncovered new insights into the relationship between humans and tropical forests in the past.

Patrick Roberts wins Beutenberg Campus award

Congratulations to Patrick Roberts from the Department of Archaology for winning the Beutenberg-Campus Jena e.V's award for outstanding achievement by a young researcher. Patricks work has uncovered new insights into the relationship between humans and tropical forests in the past.
Students have the opportunity to discover the science of human history through exciting hands-on experiments.Date:  Apr 26, 2018Time:  09:00 - 13:00 Host:  Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Forsche Schüler Day 2018

Students have the opportunity to discover the science of human history through exciting hands-on experiments.
Date:
Apr 26, 2018
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Host: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History [more]
The first Homo sapiens fossil discovery from Saudi Arabia dates to 90,000 years ago during a time when the region’s deserts were replaced by grasslands.

First human migration out of Africa much more geographically widespread than previously thought

The first Homo sapiens fossil discovery from Saudi Arabia dates to 90,000 years ago during a time when the region’s deserts were replaced by grasslands.

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Piers Kelly is co-editor of this new edited volume on Australian kinship systems. Australia is unique in the world for its diverse and interlocking systems of Indigenous social organisation. Arising from the large-scale AustKin project, this book presents recent original research by a range of authors in the field on the kinship and social category systems in Australia.

New book: Skin, Kin and Clan - The dynamics of social categories in Indigenous Australia

Piers Kelly is co-editor of this new edited volume on Australian kinship systems. Australia is unique in the world for its diverse and interlocking systems of Indigenous social organisation. Arising from the large-scale AustKin project, this book presents recent original research by a range of authors in the field on the kinship and social category systems in Australia. [more]
Date & Time: April 5, 2018, 9:00 - 18:00 Room: Villa V14 Hosts: Alision Crowther, Department of Archaeology

the Future of the PAST - New archaeological science approaches to cultural interaction and biological exchange in Prehistory

Date & Time: April 5, 2018, 9:00 - 18:00
Room: Villa V14
Hosts: Alision Crowther, Department of Archaeology [more]
The "Adventures in Archaeological Science" Coloring Book has been translated into over a dozen languages and has been distributed to collaborators and friends in countries far and wide, from Mongolia to Mexico.

"Adventures in Archaeological Science" Coloring Book travels the world

The "Adventures in Archaeological Science" Coloring Book has been translated into over a dozen languages and has been distributed to collaborators and friends in countries far and wide, from Mongolia to Mexico. [more]
 
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