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UiB archaeologist featured in National Geographic

In its January 2015 edition, National Geographic magazine has a 22 page article, Origins of Art, showing the research of UiB archaeologist Christopher Henshilwood.

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Professor Christopher Henshilwood and members of the TRACSYMBOLS research team at work in Blombos Cave in South Africa’s Western Cape region.
MODERN CAVEMEN: Professor Christopher Henshilwood and members of the TRACSYMBOLS research team at work in Blombos Cave in South Africa’s Western Cape region.
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Magnus Haaland

Professor Christopher Henshilwood is one of the University of Bergen’s ERC Advanced Grant holders and also one of the most cited researchers from UiB. The National Geographic article can be read here.

The work that Henshilwood is principal investigator of the research group TRACSYMBOLS, which is among the world-leading in its field, along with Professor Francesco d’Errico, who published a paper in Nature in December 2014 about ground-breaking archaeological discoveries in Java.

The TRACSYMBOLS group is composed of an international group of researchers, spanning Europe and Africa. Henshilwood is professor at both University of Bergen in Norway and University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.