Humans are a particularly odd ape. We live in colossal societies, worship supernatural beings and prune our body hair according to current fashions. Behind this oddity is our capacity for culture. As a researcher I am interested in how human culture evolves and the cognitive abilities that underlie this process.
I recently moved to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. To see some of my recent research please check out my research highlights page.