Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour

SapienCE Publications

The list of publications from the SapienCE team has so far been solid, and under you will find some recent publications from 2019, and a list of selected publications from 2018 and forthcoming publications. The link to SapienCE project site on Cristin.no provides you with even more articles, talks and presentations from our team members. The Cristin site is also more frequently updated.

Vitenskapelige publikasjoner
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You can find all SapienCE research results here: SapienCE in Cristin

Recent publications 2019

Silje Eventh Bentsen and Sarah Jacoba Deborah Wurz

Color Me Heated? A Comparison of Potential Methods to Quantify Color Change in Thermally Altered Rocks.
Journal of Field Archaeology.
Online link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00934690.2019.1591092


Joshua Kumbani et al. Incl. Sarah Jacoba Deborah Wurz

A functional investigation of southern Cape Later Stone Age artefacts resembling aerophones.
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 24, 693 – 711
Online link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X18307612


Selected publications 2018               

Christopher Henshilwood, Francesco d'Errico and Karen Loise Van Niekerk et al.

An abstract drawing from the 73,000-year-old levels at Blombos Cave, South Africa.      
Nature, 562, 115 – 118
Online link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0514-3


Jerome P. Reynard and Christopher Henshilwood

Using trampling modification to infer occupational intensity during the Still Bay at Blombos Cave, southern Cape, South Africa.      
African Archaeological Review, 35- 1, 1 – 19
Online link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10437-018-9286-2


Jerome Reynard and Christopher Henshilwood

Environment versus behaviour: Zooarchaeological and taphonomic analyses of fauna from the Still Bay layers at Blombos Cave, South Africa.    
Quaternary International
Online Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618218305743


Katja Douze, Anne Delagnes, Sarah Jacoba Deborah Wurz, Christopher Henshilwood     

The Howiesons Poort lithic sequence of Klipdrift Shelter, southern Cape, South Africa.   
PLoS ONE, 13- 11, 1 – 24
Online link: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0206238


Turid Hillestad NelSarah Jacoba Deborah Wurz, Christopher Henshilwood         

Small mammals from Marine Isotope Stage 5 at Klasies River, South Africa - Reconstructing the local palaeoenvironment.      
Quaternary International, 471, 6 – 20
Online link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618217300848


Sarah Jacoba Deborah WurzSilje Evjenth Bentsen et al.

Connections, culture and environments around 100 000 years ago at Klasies River main site.
Quaternary International, 495, 102 – 115
Online link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618217314374


Francesco d'Errico et al.

Cultural Exaptation, Cultural Neural Reuse: A mechanism for the emergence of modern culture and behaviour.
Biological Theory, 13- 4, 213 – 227
Online link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13752-018-0306-x


Francesco d'Errico et al.               

From number sense to number symbols. An archaeological perspective.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal B: Biological Sciences, 373- 1740, 1 - 10
Online link: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rstb.2016.0518


Andrea Bender, et al. Incl. Sieghard Beller

Variability in the alignment of number and space across languages and tasks.     
Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1 – 19
Online link: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01724/full


Andrea Bender, Sieghard Beller et al.     

Gender congruency from a neutral point of view: The roles of gender classes and conceptual connotations.        
Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory and Cognition, 44- 10, 1580 – 1608
Online link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29389194


Alastair C Cunningham et al. incl. Simon James Armitage             

High-precision natural dose rate estimates through beta counting.          
Radiation Measurements, 1 – 6
Online link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1350448717308685


Alice Novello et al. incl. Sarah Jacoba Deborah Wurz

Phytoliths in modern plants and soils from Klasies River, Cape Region (South Africa).      
Quaternary International, 464, 440 – 459
Online link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618217307152


Lucinda Backwell et al. Incl. Francesco d'Errico

The antiquity of bow-and-arrow technology: evidence from Middle Stone Age layers at Sibudu Cave.
Antiquity, 92- 362, 289 – 303
Online link: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/antiquity-of-bowandarrow-technology-evidence-from-middle-stone-age-layers-at-sibudu-cave/144C2A7FAB990C2AA559D810C3297CFA 


Ivan Colagé and Francesco d'Errico         

Culture: the driving force of human cognition.   
Topics in Cognitive Science
Online link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30033618


Sieghard Beller, Andrea Bender et al.

The Cultural Challenge in Mathematical Cognition
Journal of Numerical Cognition, 4- 2, 448 – 463
Online link: https://jnc.psychopen.eu/article/view/137/html


Eleanor ML Scerri et al. incl. Francesco d'Errico

Did Our Species Evolve in Subdivided Populations across Africa, and Why Does It Matter?
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 33- 8, 582 – 594
Online link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534718301174


Alison S Brooks et al. incl. Francesco d'Errico      

Long-distance stone transport and pigment use in the earliest Middle Stone Age.            
Science, 360- 6384, 90 – 94
Online link: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6384/90 


In press:

Magnus M. Haaland et al.

Documenting archaeological thin sections in high-resolution: a comparison of methods and discussion of analytical applications.
Online link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/gea.21706


Sarah Jacoba Deborah Wurz

Human evolution, archaeology and the South African landscape during the last 100 000 years.
Knight, J. & Rogerson, C. The Geography of South Africa - Contemporary Changes and New Directions. Springer: Amsterdam
Online link: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-94974-1_13