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Zeresenay Alemseged

He is a researcher in the Human Evolution department at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
Born in 1969 in a small town in Ethiopia, Zeresenay Alemseged studied geology at Addis Ababa University before going to France to study paleoanthropology. He graduated with an M. Sc. from the University of Montpellier II and Paris VI, followed by a Ph.D. at the University of Paris VI and the French Museum of Natural History.
He then returned home where, a year later, he set up his first expedition in the Afar region of Ethiopia to Dikika, where he found a number of fossils but no hominids. Then in 2000 he discovered Selam. Until 2003 he divided his time between the University of Arizona and the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. He now works for the Max Planck Institute in Germany as well as in Ethiopia.

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