Dr Elizabeth Velliky is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen; she works with the SapienCE project under Prof. Christopher Henshilwood (the GCBR’s ambassador of archaeology). Earlier this year Elizabeth spent time in our region conducting fieldwork, looking for ochre outcrops in order to collect samples and compare with archaeological materials for a very interesting study. Our Extension Officer, Louis Jordaan, spent a lot of time with Elizabeth and her research team during this time, serving as their guide and building on this longstanding archaeological collaboration between our organisations.
Soon after Elizabeth returned to Norway one of our Directors, Arnel Huisamen, was headed there for a family vacation and took this opportunity to connect. Here is her story: