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Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, founded in 2014, explores fundamental questions of human evolution and history, such as the history of human migrations around the world, the adaptation of humans to changing climate and environmental conditions, and the spread and differentiation of languages and culture.

The Institute is comprised of three interdisciplinary departments working at the intersection of the natural sciences and the humanities. With complex databases, state-of-the-art laboratory analyses and innovative approaches, the Institute asks questions about such topics as the co-evolution of genes and culture, the computer-assisted determination of language relations, and the development of agriculture.



Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte

Kahlaische Straße 10

07745 Jena



Tel.: +49 (0)3641 686-601

E-Mail: kerpen(at)shh.mpg.de