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Magnus Mathisen Haaland

Postdoktor, arkeologi
  • E-postMagnus.Haaland@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 55 58 23 04
  • Besøksadresse
    Øysteins gate 3
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Magnus Haaland is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bergen, Norway and an affiliated researcher at the University of Tübingen, Germany.  He specializes in geoarchaeology and archaeological micromorphology. His current research focuses on evaluating site formation processes at Middle Stone Age cave sites dated to between 50 000 and 100 000 years. While knowledge of these processes is useful both for the reconstruction of paleolandscapes, assessment of local taphonomy and evaluation of stratigraphic integrity, Magnus is particularly interested in how depositional events can inform us about prehistoric human campsite practices and behaviours.  His interest in stratified archaeological deposits comes from his extensive fieldwork experience in southern Africa.

During the last ten years, Magnus has participated in excavations at sites such as Blombos Cave, Klipdrift Complex, Sibudu, Diepkloof Rockshelter, Bushman Rockshelter and Pomongwe Cave. During his fieldwork, Haaland has also been developing and implementing digital systems for more systematic, efficient and comprehensive data collection, including the use of high-resolution 3D photogrammetry and GIS. In the laboratory, his efforts have been geared towards integrating and contextualizing geochemical results (e.g. from XRF, FTIR, XRD, RAMAN) within the spatial framework of oriented and geo-referenced thin sections.

When Magnus is not in the field or in the lab, he enjoys hiking in the mountains, photographing and watching chess TV.

KEYWORDS:

  • Intra-site spatial analysis
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Soil micromorphology
  • Site formation processes
  • GIS
  • Photogrammetry
  • Image based 3D reconstruction
  • Archaeological data collection strategies
  • African Middle Stone Age and early Homo Sapiens
  • Human behavioral evolution
  • Microanalytical integration
  • FTIR and micro-FTIR
  • micro-XRF, micro-RAMAN
  • SEM-EDS, XRD
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). The MAMOR Database: Measuring Anthropogenic Markings on 3D Ochre Surface Renderings.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Ochre Across Deep Time: A geoarchaeological perspective.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Ochre Across Deep Time: A conversation exploring ochre's enduring role in human behavior and evolution, and in protecting Earth-systems knowledge.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Investigating the effect of systematic hearth maintenance (ash removal) on the size, morphology and microstratigraphy of long-duration fires. .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Characterizing microscopic ochre fragments at Middle Stone Age sites: implications for evaluating prehistoric ochre use and deposition.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Characterizing microscopic ochre fragments at Middle Stone Age sites: Implications for evaluating in-situ ochre processing and use.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour presents: An experimental field season (Short Movie).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Les sous-sols de l’art rupestre à l’abri Pomongwe (Matobo, Zimbabwe). Lesedi. Field notes.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Hidden in plain sight: A microanalytical study of a Middle Stone Age ochre piece trapped inside a micromorphological block sample. Geoarchaeology. 31 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Geoarchaeological investigation of occupation deposits in Blombos Cave in South Africa indicate changes in site use and settlement dynamics in the southern Cape during MIS 5b-4. Quaternary Research. 1-54.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Comprehensive 3D reconstruction of an archaeological site based on archive images .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). What's in that black layer? A report on a 85 000 year old dark sedimentary feature in Blombos Cave, South Africa .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). What is an archaeological site? .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). NRK Hordland Radiointervju - Om arkeologisk feltarbeid i Sør-Afrika.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Multi-scale and interdisciplinary study of prehistoric occupation deposits: a case study from Blombos Cave, South Africa .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Geoarchaelogical investigation of prehistoric site use, occupation intensity and settlement patterns in Blombos Cave, South Africa .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). De første menneskene var smarte, spiste sjømat og brukte smykker.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). A report on recent investigations of Pomongwe Cave: a Middle Stone Age Site in Zimbabwe .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Utvikling og spreiing av moderne menneske dei siste 200 000 år .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Utvikling og spreiing av moderne menneske dei siste 2-300 000 år .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). The MIS5 pietersburg at 28' bushman rock Shelter, Limpopo Province, South Africa. PLOS ONE. 1-45.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). The 3D-reconstruction of a modified ochre fragment trapped inside a micromorphological block sample from the Middle Stone Age levels of Blombos Cave, South Africa.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Investigation of Middle Stone Age occupation deposits in Blombos Cave, South Africa: evidence for changes in site-use and settlement dynamics in the Southern Cape during the MIS 5b-4 (94 – 72 ka).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Geoarchaeological and micro-contextual investigations of Middle Stone Age occupation deposits at Blombos Cave, South Africa.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Geoarchaelogical investigation of prehistoric site structure, occupation intensity and settlement patterns in Blombos Cave, South Africa.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Geo-archaeological investigations of the MSA contexts within the SapienCE project: current status and future potential.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Doing site-oriented depositional experiments? This is why you should consider taking a micromorphological block sample!
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Documenting archaeological thin sections in high-resolution: A comparison of methods and discussion of applications. Geoarchaeology.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Røyk, eld og flammar – korleis pyroteknologi har gjort oss til menneske.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Nokon må tale dei daudes sak. NRK Ytring.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). NRK Ytring P2: Debatt om kulturminneforvaltning.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). NRK Hordaland, Intervju om nytt Senter for Fremragende Forskning.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Middle Stone Age ochre contexts in Blombos Cave, South-Africa: a macro- and micro-contextual background.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Microcontextual investigation of Blombos Cave, South Africa: Development of Methods and Preliminary Results.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Investigating site formation processes in Blombos Cave, South-Africa – a geo-archaeological and micro-contextual approach.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Investigating burnt deposits in Blombos Cave, South-Africa: a multi-proxy and multi-scale approach.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Intervju i studio hos NRK Hordaland P1 i forbindelse med åpning av SapienCE SFF.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Hvordan har ild gjort oss til mennesker?
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Heat-induced alteration of glauconitic minerals in the Middle Stone Age levels of Blombos Cave, South Africa: Implications for evaluating site structure and burning events. Journal of Archaeological Science. 81-100.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Evaluating the nature and behavioral implications of laterally extensive occupation deposits in the Middle Stone Age levels of Blombos Cave, South Africa.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Distribution and spatial analysis of heat in thin-sections.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Multi-scale and micro-contextual investigation of the Middle Stone Age sequence in Blombos Cave, South Africa.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Multi-disciplinary and multi-scalar investigations of archaeological sites - A geoarchaeological approach. .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Meininga i det nedgravne. Bergens Tidende.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Geoarchaeological and micromorphological investigations of Blombos Cave, South Africa.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Characterising pigments on 30 000 year-old mobiliary art form Apollo 11 Cave, Karas Region, southern Namibia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 336-347.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Tynnslip. Fotoserie basert på arkeologiske funn frå Blombos-hola. REPLIKK – Tidsskrift for samfunnsvitskap og humaniora.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Pleistocene figurative art mobilier from Apollo 11 Cave, Karas Region, Southern Namibia. South African Archaeological Bulletin. 113-123.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Late Pleistocene figurative art mobilier From Apollo II Cave, southern Namibia. Poster Session. and Workshops, 30 Jan - 7 Feb, 2015, , Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). High-resolution 3D documentation of micromorphological block samples: bridging the gap between micro-scale and macro-scale investigation of archaeological sites.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Heat-induced alteration of glauconitic minerals in the Middle Stone Age levels of Blombos Cave, South Africa: implications for evaluating site structure and burning events.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Haaland, Magnus Mathisen; Hop, Henriette Maria Børslid. Innberetning fra utgravning av boplasspor (id 108528-1) på Bjorvollen, Stend 2014 (Fana), 97/54, Bergen k., Hordaland. B. .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Elemental and technological analyses of 30 000 year-old mobiliary art form Apollo II Cave, Namibia.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Southern Cape Sapiens. Prosjektledelse: May-Britt Skjelvik, UiB. Foto: Magnus Haaland, UiB & Frode Ims, UiB. Redigering: Arnt Brandseth, UiB.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Microarchaeological investigation of archaeological deposits. A geo-archaeological and micromorphological approach.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Klipdrift Shelter, southern Cape, South Africa: preliminary report on the Howiesons Poort layers. Journal of Archaeological Science. 284-303.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Innberetning fra utgravning av boplasspor (id 108528-1) på Bjorvollen, Stend (Fana), 97/54, Bergen k., Hordaland. .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Geo-archaeological investigations of Blombos Cave, South-Africa. Micromorphological observations.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Etterforskar 70.000 år gamal forsvinning. BT-Innsikt artikkel. Bergens Tidende.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Et arkeologisk reisebrev fra Sør-Afrika. Prosjektledelse: May-Britt Skjelvik, UiB. Foto, forteller og intervju: Magnus Haaland, UiB. Redigering: Arnt Brandseth, UiB.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). En arkeologisk bløtkake. Gjest: Magnus Haaland.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). En arkeologisk bløtkake.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Dette bør du vite om arkeologar. BT-Innsikt artikkel. Bergens Tidende.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Contributions to photo-gallery for the ERC project TRACSYMBOLS 2014.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Contributions to UiB's Instagram account 2014.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Blombos Cave. Wikipedia entry rewritten and added updated content.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Archaeological excavation methods at Blombos Cave and Klipdrift Shelter. Current practice & suggestions future developments.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Applying image-based 3D modelling techniques to prehistoric cave contexts: implementing and evaluating photogrammetric reconstruction methods at Blombos Cave, South Africa.

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