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A Network for Researching the Anthropocene
Interview with Jürgen Renn discussing the institute's concept, the phenomenon of the "Great Acceleration," and the significance of the MPI's location in Jena.
Patrick Roberts Awarded 29th Annual Thuringian Research Prize for Top Performance in Basic Research
On June 18, 2024, Dr. Patrick Roberts from the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology in Jena was awarded the Thuringian Research Prize for Top Performance in Basic Research by the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and the Digital Society.
The Roots of the Anthropocene
Even early human interaction with the tropical forests had irreversible consequences that will continue to have an impact beyond the 21st century.
A New Legacy:  Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry to Explore Potential of Legacy Collections in Natural History Museums
A recent study revisits 19th-century museum collection to test the utility of ZooMS proteomic techniques to taxonomically identify bone fragments and ultimately provide new insights into human-animal interactions trough time

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Latest Publications

Selba, M. C.; Ziegler, M.; Townley, A. L.; Antonenko, P. D.: Exploring teacher self-efficacy in human evolution instruction following a dynamic hands-on professional development workshop. Evolution: education and outreach 17 (1), 5 (2024)
Sobchuk, O.; Youngblood, M.; Morin, O.: First-mover advantage in music. EPJ Data Science 13, 37 (2024)
Boulanger, C.; Roberts, P.; Lucas, M.; Ingicco, T.; O’Connor, S.; Ono, R.; Sémah, A.-M.: Stable isotope variation in East and Southeast Asian marine ecosystems and its relevance for archaeological analysis. Environmental archaeology: the journal of human palaeoecology, 2352666 (2024)
Caspari, G.; dos Santos Manuel, J.; Gago-Silva, A.; Jendryke, M.: Employing discrete global grid systems for reproducible data obfuscation. Scientific Data 11 (1), 509 (2024)
Hixon, S.: Archaeology of Madagascar. In: Oxford research encyclopedia of African history, 013.795 (Ed. Spear, T.). Oxford University Press, New York ; Oxford (2024)
Bourgon, N.; Tacail, T.; Jaouen, K.; Leichliter, J. N.; McCormack, J.; Winkler, D. E.; Clauss, M.; Tütken, T.: Dietary and homeostatic controls of Zn isotopes in rats: a controlled-feeding experiment and modelling approach. Metallomics, mfae026 (2024)
Hixon, S.; Roberts, P.; Rodríguez-Varela, R.; Götherström, A.; Rossoni-Notter, E.; Notter, O.; Raimondeau, P.; Besnard, G.; Paust, E.; Lucas, M. et al.; Lagia, A.; Fernandes, R.: Expedient Bayesian prediction of subfossil bone protein content using portable ATR-FTIR data. Quaternary International, 2024.05.002 (2024)
Riccomi, G.; Simonit, R.; Maudet, S.; Scott, E.; Lucas, M.; Giuffra, V.; Roberts, P.: Diets, stress, and disease in the Etruscan society: isotope analysis and infantile skeletal palaeopathology from Pontecagnano (Campania, southern Italy, 730–580 BCE). PLOS ONE 19 (5), e0302334 (2024)
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