News archive for Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour
Daily excavations, surveys, sampling and archaeological experiments. The SapienCE team were right in the middle of their yearly field expedition in South Africa, when the pandemic became a reality forcing the world into lockdown. “Samantha Mienies has been one of our lifelines”, Christopher Henshilwood says.
The report provides an insight to our exciting activities taking place throughout the calendar year.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has elected Professor Christopher Henshilwood as new member.
The archaeologists who found the world's oldest man-made drawing are back in the South African fields in search of new discoveries. Follow their day-to-day blog and see what happens when they experiment with heat and fire to get a better understanding of how humans lived 100 000 years ago.
New research proves that our ancestors cooked starchy rhizome 170 000 years ago. The study also implies that the food was shared as a social act around the fire.
The archaeologists who found the World's oldest man-made drawing are back in Blombos Cave in search of new discoveries. Professor Henshilwood welcomes us to the cave to show us his team at work as they dig for clues that can tell us how early humans lived.
New digital technology makes it possible to recreate the lives led by our ancestors 100,000 years ago.
“You really could go on and on about this! It is very interesting to learn a bit about you work here”, EU Ambassador Thierry Béchet said when he was visiting the SapienCE Centre.
" Archeology is a fascinating way to learn about human evolution because it opens up to all disciplines and allows us to look at human behavior from a holistic perspective".
The earliest known bone awls, suitable to produce skin clothing, are 73 000 years old and come from Blombos Cave, a site investigated by the researchers of the UiB Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour. However, little is known about the origin of the sewing techniques necessary to produce tailored clothing. A new study, lead by Francesco d’Errico, professor II at the University of Bergen and... Read more
UiB klatrer på prestisjefylt rangering og er landets mest siterte universitet. – Dette viser hvor stort gjennomslag forskningen vår har. Funnet av verdens eldste tegning er et ferskt eksempel på forskning av høy kvalitet med stor internasjonal interesse, sier rektor Dag Rune Olsen.
Nyheten om at verdens eldste tegning er funnet av en gruppe arkeologer fra UiB har fått hele verden til å se mot Bergen. I løpet av noen få minutter var den 73 000 år gamle tegningen blitt toppsak hos alt fra New York Times til Wall Street Journal og BBC.
Arkeologer fra UiB har oppdaget verdens edste kjente tegning i en hule i Sør Afrika. Utdraget av tegningen viser et rødt kryssmønster laget med en form for okerfargestift for 73 000 år siden.
Groundbreaking research puts human evolution in a new perspective as significant archaeological findings reveals sign of modern human behavior 300 000 years ago.
Francesco d’Errico has been named as one of the world’s Highly Cited Researchers according to a new ranking published by prestigious Clarivate Analytics.
UiB's new Centre of Excellence is officially open.
The new Centre of Excellence at The University of Bergen aims to discover the past to understand the present.
UiB researcher Karen van Niekerk's road to (a Centre of) excellence.