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SapienCE Organisation

SapienCE has a complex structure with many partners and a Leader Group with PI's and senior researchers. The Leader Group reports to the Board. SapienCE also benefits from advice from the Scientific Advisory Committee.

SapienCE structure
SAPIENCE ORGANISATION CHART: An overview of the structure of SapienCE.
Illustration by Turid Hillestad Nel and Jan Heiret.


SapienCE Board

Chair: Camilla Brautaset, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen, Camilla.Brautaset@uib.no

Members with voting rights:

  • Atle.Rotevatn@uib.no, Head of Department, Department of Earth Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Torbjørn Torsheim, Head of Department, Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Teemu Ryymin, Head of Department, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Trond Martin Dokken, Executive Vice President, NORCE, Bergen
  • Bruce Rubidge, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Palaeoscience in South Africa, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Klaus Dodds, Faculty of Science, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Members with observer status:

  • Bruno Maureille, Directeur de Recherche au CNRS des Sciences, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • Sireen El-Zaatari, Junior Research Group Leader, Department of Paleoanthopology, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Secretary without voting rights:

  • Christopher Stuart Henshilwood, Centre Director CoE – SapienCE, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen, Norway


SapienCE Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Peter C. Kjærgaard, Museum Director and Professor of Human History at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Julia Lee Thorp, Emeritus Professor of Archaeological Science, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Marta Mirazon Lahr, Professor in Human Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Duckworth Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Paul Pettit, Professor of Archaeology, Durham University, UK.
  • Ralph R. Schneider, Director of Kiel Marine Science, Kiel University, Germany.
  • Asifa Majid, Professor of Psychology, University of York, UK.


SapienCE Leader Group


Leader Group Secretary: Teemu Ryymin, Project Manager

Other observers: