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Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology was founded in 1997. The institute’s aim is to investigate the history of humankind with the help of comparative analyses of different genes, cultures, cognitive abilities, languages and social systems of past and present human populations as well as those of primates closely related to human beings. The collaboration of the various departments at one institute is designed to lead to new insights into history, variety and abilities of the human species. The institute unites scientists with various research interests who are concerned with human evolution seen also from an interdisciplinary perspective. At present, the institute comprises four departments.

At the end of 2000, there were 206 staff members working at the institute, including those on outside funding, 32 of them scientists. In addition, the institute hosted 45 junior scientists and guests.


Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
Tel: +49 (0) 341 99 52 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 341 99 52 - 119



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