Articles by Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

One Species, Many Origins

by Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Modern humans evolved in Africa, and we now know that human groups from all over the continent contributed to that process. A group of scientists says that means it is time to stop arguing about where in Africa humans 'really' came from

Oldest Bubonic Plague Genome Decoded

by Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

A pair of 3,800-year-old skeletons buried together in Russia test positive for a strain of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis