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Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Max­Planck­Research Magazine

Issue 2017

MaxPlanckResearch 3/2017

Face to Face with Neanderthals
Issue 2014

4/2014

Time travel with the Molecular Clock
Migration isn’t a new phenomenon, but new insights suggest that modern-day Europeans actually have at least three ancestral populations. This finding was published by Johannes Krause and his colleagues in September and was prominently featured on the cover of Nature. As it happens, the paleogeneticist himself is currently thinking about migrating, and will henceforth travel through time as a Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. For him, looking back millennia into the past seems to be no problem.