What I Do

Department of Human Behavior, Ecology, and Culture

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology


I am an anthropologist focused on the role of culture in human evolution and adaptation. I also wrote a very popular Bayesian statistics textbook. I direct a department at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig. A major focus here is integrating theory with data analysis and study design. Too many researchers treat research like a hobby. Professional standards are needed.

Current Projects

Finished the 2nd edition of my PhD-level stats book. Working on next projects, which will remain a mystery for now. But mostly these days I support my colleagues in their projects, which is very rewarding.

Contact information

See my contact information at the MPI-EVA website.