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Joseph Watts
Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Joseph Watts is a Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. He is interested in supernatural beliefs and practices, cultural phylogenetics and Austronesian cultures. 

Written by Joseph Watts