Prof Christopher S Henshilwood
Ambassador for Archaeology
Date of appointment: 12 Feb 2020
He has authored or co-authored more than 120 wide-ranging papers and chapters on the origins of language and symbolism, the effects of climatic variation on human demographics, and on the theory of human behavioural evolution and published two books.
Christopher is a Distinguished Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he is an A-rated scientist. He is a Professor and Director of a 10-year Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE) at the University of Bergen, Norway funded by the Research Council of Norway (2017-2027). Through the centre he leads research involving more than forty foremost scientists in diverse fields in Europe, Africa, the UK, and USA. He is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, Academia Europaea and of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.