Max Planck's Meeting of the Anthropological Minds

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Science  17 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5533, pp. 1246-1249
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5533.1246

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LEIPZIG, GERMANY-- Four years since it began, a novel German experiment in tackling anthropology's thorniest problems is beginning to bear fruit. Dozens of scientists from all over the world have flocked here since the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology opened in early 1998. Part of the allure is that the institute helps fill an important gap: Only a handful of interdisciplinary anthropology programs exist elsewhere.