French paleontologist, (1953 – ), French Algeria
Areas of Specialization: Evolutionary Anthropology, Paleoanthropology
Jean-Jacques Hublin is a paleoanthropologist, president of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, and a professor of anthropology at Leiden University, Max Planck Society, and the Leipzig University. He is also founder and director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology’s Department of Human Evolution.
Originally from Algeria, Hublin studied geology and paleontology at Pierre and Marie Curie University, where he earned his doctorate. He went on to earn a state doctorate at the University of Bordeaux.
In addition to his numerous teaching positions, including those at Stanford University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley, Hublin has also served in a number of leadership positions. He is the former deputy director for Prehistoric Archaeology, Biological Anthropology and Paleoenvironmental Sciences for the French National Center for Scientific Research. He founded the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, and is still president.
He has conducted extensive research into the anthropology of Neandertals, with a particular focus on evolution, demographic fluctuations, the origin of Homo sapiens and the eventual fate of Neandertals. He has written numerous works regarding his anthropological study, including “Earliest evidence of modern human life history in North African early Home sapiens”.
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Jean-Jacques Hublin is a French paleoanthropologist. He is a professor at the Max Planck Society, Leiden University and the University of Leipzig and the founder and director of the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. He is best known for his work on the Pleistocene hominins, and on the Neandertals and early Homo sapiens, in particular.
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