Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 620523
Sist endret: 19. november 2019 10:00

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 620523
Sist endret: 19. november 2019 10:00
Prosjekt

Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE)

prosjektleder

Christopher Henshilwood
ved Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Det humanistiske fakultet ved Universitetet i Bergen

Finansiering

  • TotalbudsjettNOK 241.000.000
  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 262618

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Meteorologi • Kognitiv psykologi • Kvartærgeologi, glasiologi • Andre psykologiske fag • Matematikk og naturvitenskap • Naturgeografi • Marin geologi • Arkeologi • Sosialantropologi

Emneord

Klassisk arkeologi • Klimadynamikk • Arkeologisk teori og metode • Menneskelig utvikling • Arkeologi og formidling • Climate change • Eksperimental arkeologi • Klima • Klimaendring • Steinalder • Arkeologisk geofysikk • Arkeologisk utgravning • FMRI • Atferd mennesker • Evolusjonspsykologi

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Bidragsprosjekt

Kontaktinformasjon

Telefon
55582312
Sted
Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. oktober 2017 Slutt: 30. september 2027

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE)

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Homo sapiens was anatomically modern by 200 ka (thousand years ago) in Africa, but there is no evidence indicating that behaviour was modern at the time. Current archaeological evidence, although limited, highlights 100-50 ka as being a watershed for human cognitive, technological and social development in Africa. Significantly more research is needed to understand where, when and why early humans started to think and behave like we do today.

South Africa, in particular the southern Cape, is exceptionally well placed for answering these big-picture questions because the archaeological record of this region preserves the pathway to the early behavioural origins of H. sapiens. Revolutionary discoveries currently being made here are forcing a reappraisal of the process that has led to our modern human condition but first we must critically assess the criteria to identify modern behaviour, and find a means to recognize such behaviour in the archaeological record. This seemingly simple research statement involves complex exploration by a team of specialists.

Foremost, we will focus on excavating well preserved archaeological sites in the southern Cape, occupied in the critical 100-50 ka period. SapienCE has exclusive access to these sites that contain the keys for unlocking the past. In tandem we will introduce ground-breaking and innovative interdisciplinary approaches to extracting, analysing and understanding the processes that shaped the behaviour and cognition of early H. sapiens. In this highly competitive research field our team will combine the skills of cutting-edge scientists at UiB in archaeology, chronology, micromorphology, climate reconstruction and modelling, and the cognitive and social sciences that will contribute to an unprecedented understanding of early human behaviour.

Over the next decade SapienCE will consolidate UiB and Norway's position as a world leader in early human origins research.

Metode

Feltarbeid, Arkeologiske utgravninger, laboratorietesting, laboratorieanalyser

Utstyr

Laboratories in Norway, Germany, Great Britain, France South Africa and field related equipment. 

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Christopher Henshilwood

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Magnus Mathisen Haaland

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Jovana Milic

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap ved Universitetet i Bergen
Aktiv cristin-person

Ozan Mert Göktürk

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for geovitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen
Aktiv cristin-person

Silje Evjenth Bentsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap ved Universitetet i Bergen
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Resultater Resultater

Excavation and analysis from Blombos Cave and Klipdrift Shelter.

Van Niekerk, Karen Loise. 2019, SapienCE Teambuilding Seminar. UIBPopulærvitenskapelig foredrag

From stormtracks to savannah: modeling the climate and environment of early humans in Southern Africa during the last glacial-interglacial period.

Sobolowski, Stefan Pieter; Otterå, Odd Helge; Zhang, Zhongshi; Simon, Margit Hildegard; Göktürk, Ozan Mert. 2019, INQUA 2019. NORCE, UIBPoster

Rhythm in the Great Dionysiac Fresco in Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii.

Lindstrøm, Torill Christine. 2019, EAA 2019 the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. UIBVitenskapelig foredrag

A day in the life: Homo sapiens 100 000 years ago.

Bentsen, Silje Evjenth; d'Errico, Francesco; Armitage, Simon James; Vierich, Helga Ingeborg. 2019, SapienCE and Bergen offentlige bibliotek discussion panel. UIBPopulærvitenskapelig foredrag

The sense of obligation is culturally modulated [commentary on Tomasello's "The moral psychology of obligation"].

Bender, Andrea. 2020, Behavioral and Brain Sciences. UIBVitenskapelig artikkel
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