Christopher Stuart Henshilwood is a South African archaeologist. He has been Professor of African Archeology at the University of Bergen since 2007 and, since 2008, Professor at the Chair of "The Origins of Modern Human Behavior" at the University of the Witwatersrand. Henshilwood became internationally known due to his excavations in the Blombos Cave, where - according to his study published in 2002 - the oldest known works of humanity had been discovered. Henshilwood and his work have been featured on National CNN Inside Africa. Henshilwood completed his BA from the University of Cape Town in 1989, BA. Hons from UCT in 1990 and PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1995, with a thesis entitled "Holocene archaeology of the coastal Garcia State Forest, southern Cape, South Africa", he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at UCT from 1996 to 1997. He was awarded research funding from the Anglo American Chairman's Fund from 1998 to 2001 for research on “Modern Human Origins”. During this time and until 2004 he worked as an adjunct associate professor at the department of anthropology, State University of New York, Stony Brook.
From there in 2002 he moved to the University of Bergen in Norway where he was appointed as a professor at the Centre for Development Studies in the Department of Archaeology. Concurrently he acted as research member at the University of Bordeaux, France for the programme "Origine de l'Homme, du langage et des langue". In 2014 he was ranked in the top 10 of South Africa’s most influential scientific minds for the period 2002–2012 by the South African Journal of Science In 2002 Henshilwood was invited to the opening of the Parliament of South Africa in Cape Town and was mentioned by President Thabo Mbeki in his State of the Nation address. In 2000, Nelson Mandela became a patron of the Blombos project, at the request of Henshilwood. National Geographic has featured aspects of his work at Blombos cave on three occasions. 2010 – NHK Japanese Broadcasting Corporation: Film for TV made with Henshilwood at Blombos Cave 2010 – Film made at Cape Point Nature Reserve with Henshilwood on the'Origins of H. sapiens' for Foster Brother Film Productions, South Africa.
2009 – TV film made with Henshilwood at Blombos Cave for the Swedish Broadcasting Society Directed by Martin Widman and presented by Lasse Berg 2008 – Film made at Blombos Cave with Henshilwood in March, 2008 for display in the ‘Anne & Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins’, American Museum of Natural History, New York. 2008 – Film made at De Hoop Nature Reserve with Henshilwood directed by Alan Wilcox on Human Evolution in Africa. SABC Production. Henshilwood, CS et al.. "Emergence of modern human behavior: Middle Stone Age engravings from South Africa". Science. 295: 1278-1280. C. Henshilwood et al.: A 100,000 Year Old Ochre Processing Workshop at Blombos Cave, South Africa. In: Science, Band 334, Nr. 6053, 2011, S. 219–222, DOI:10.1126/science.1211535 C. Henshilwood et al.: Middle Stone Age shell beads from South Africa. In: Science, Band 384, Nr. 5669, 2004, S. 404, DOI:10.1126/science.1095905 with Curtis W. Marean: The origin of modern human behaviour: A review and critique of models and test implications.
In: Current Anthropology, Band 44, Nr. 5, 2003, S. 627–651, DOI:10.1086/377665 C. Henshilwood et al.: Blombos Cave, southern Cape, South Africa: Preliminary report on the 1992 – 1999 excavations of the Middle Stone Age levels. In: Journal of Archaeological Science, Band 28, Nr. 4, 2001, S. 421–448, DOI:10.1006/jasc.2000.0638 C. Henshilwood et al.: An early bone tool industry from the Middle Stone Age at Blombos Cave, South Africa: implications for the origins of modern human behaviour and language. In: Journal of Human Evolution, Band 41, Nr. 6, 2001, S. 631–678, DOI:10.1006/jhev.2001.0515 Blombos Cave Publications by Christopher Henshilwood, at ResearchGate People by Christopher Henshilwood, at SAHRA Christopher Henshilwood publications indexed by Google Scholar Profile of Christopher Henshilwood at Mendeley Staff Profile at WITS University archived at The Wayback Machine Early Southern Sapiens on Facebook Anglo American Chairman's Fund
Amber Mountain is a 2,565 metres mountain summit located in the Maligne Range of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Amber Mountain was so named on account of amber-hued shale outcroppings; the mountain was named in 1916 by Morrison P. Bridgland, a Dominion Land Surveyor who named many peaks in Jasper Park and the Canadian Rockies; the mountain's name was adopted in 1947 when approved by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Its nearest higher peak is 5.0 km to the east. Amber Mountain is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Cambrian period and pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Amber Mountain is located in a subarctic climate with long, snowy winters, mild summers. Temperatures can drop below -20 °C with wind chill factors below -30 °C. Precipitation runoff from Amber Mountain drains into tributaries of the Athabasca River. Mountains of Alberta Geography of Alberta Parks Canada web site: Jasper National Park