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Christopher S. Henshilwood

Christopher S. Henshilwood

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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences D-index 36 Citations 7,922 70 World Ranking 3999 National Ranking 56

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Awards & Achievements

2013 - Member of Academia Europaea

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Archaeology
  • Ecology
  • Paleontology

His main research concerns Middle Stone Age, Howiesons Poort, Cave, Behavioral modernity and Archaeology. His Howiesons Poort research is classified as research in Paleontology. Christopher S. Henshilwood has researched Paleontology in several fields, including Context, Upper Paleolithic and Bay.

The various areas that Christopher S. Henshilwood examines in his Cave study include Iconography and Animal bone. His Behavioral modernity study incorporates themes from Archaeological record and Ethnology. In general Archaeology, his work in Prehistory and Cape is often linked to Haliotis midae, Skin protection and Biological evolution linking many areas of study.

His most cited work include:

  • Emergence of modern human behavior: Middle Stone Age engravings from South Africa. (598 citations)
  • The origin of modern human behavior. (521 citations)
  • Nassarius kraussianus shell beads from Blombos Cave: evidence for symbolic behaviour in the Middle Stone Age (424 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Middle Stone Age, Archaeology, Cave, Howiesons Poort and Cape. His Middle Stone Age research includes elements of Taphonomy, Homo sapiens and Bay. His Cave study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Context, Period, Beadwork, Mammal and Chronology.

His Howiesons Poort research integrates issues from Behavioral modernity, Later Stone Age, Archaeological record and Middle Paleolithic. Christopher S. Henshilwood has researched Later Stone Age in several fields, including Bone tool, Ethnology and Projectile point. His work in Cape covers topics such as Lithic technology which are related to areas like Blade.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Middle Stone Age (122.83%)
  • Archaeology (94.49%)
  • Cave (95.28%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Cave (95.28%)
  • Archaeology (94.49%)
  • Middle Stone Age (122.83%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Cave, Archaeology, Middle Stone Age, Cape and Taphonomy are his primary areas of study. The various areas that Christopher S. Henshilwood examines in his Cave study include Sedimentary rock, Context, Period and Bay. A large part of his Archaeology studies is devoted to Howiesons Poort.

His research integrates issues of Niche and Archaeological record in his study of Howiesons Poort. Christopher S. Henshilwood undertakes interdisciplinary study in the fields of Middle Stone Age and Sequence through his research. The study incorporates disciplines such as Blade, Indigenous, Later Stone Age and Lithic technology in addition to Cape.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • An abstract drawing from the 73,000-year-old levels at Blombos Cave, South Africa (69 citations)
  • Identifying early modern human ecological niche expansions and associated cultural dynamics in the South African Middle Stone Age. (41 citations)
  • Identifying early modern human ecological niche expansions and associated cultural dynamics in the South African Middle Stone Age. (41 citations)

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Best Publications

Emergence of modern human behavior: Middle Stone Age engravings from South Africa.

Christopher S. Henshilwood;Francesco d'Errico;Royden Yates;Zenobia Jacobs.
Science (2002)

1074 Citations

The origin of modern human behavior.

Christopher S. Henshilwood;Curtis W. Marean.
Current Anthropology (2003)

794 Citations

Nassarius kraussianus shell beads from Blombos Cave: evidence for symbolic behaviour in the Middle Stone Age

Francesco d'Errico;Christopher Henshilwood;Marian Vanhaeren;Karen van Niekerk.
Journal of Human Evolution (2005)

764 Citations

Archaeological Evidence for the Emergence of Language, Symbolism, and Music–An Alternative Multidisciplinary Perspective

Francesco d'Errico;Christopher Henshilwood;Christopher Henshilwood;Graeme Lawson;Marian Vanhaeren.
Journal of World Prehistory (2003)

763 Citations

Middle Stone Age Shell Beads from South Africa

Christopher Henshilwood;Christopher Henshilwood;Francesco d'Errico;Marian Vanhaeren;Karen van Niekerk.
Science (2004)

721 Citations

Engraved ochres from the Middle Stone Age levels at Blombos Cave, South Africa

Christopher S. Henshilwood;Francesco d'Errico;Francesco d'Errico;Ian Watts.
Journal of Human Evolution (2009)

626 Citations

A 100,000-Year-Old Ochre-Processing Workshop at Blombos Cave, South Africa

Christopher S. Henshilwood;Christopher S. Henshilwood;Francesco d’Errico;Francesco d’Errico;Karen L. van Niekerk;Yvan Coquinot.
Science (2011)

546 Citations

Blombos Cave, Southern Cape, South Africa : Preliminary report on the 1992-1999 excavations of the Middle Stone Age levels

C.S. Henshilwood;J.C. Sealy;R. Yates;K. Cruz-Uribe.
Journal of Archaeological Science (2001)

499 Citations

An early bone tool industry from the Middle Stone Age at Blombos Cave, South Africa: Implications for the origins of modern human behaviour, symbolism and language

Christopher S. Henshilwood;Francesco D'errico;Curtis W. Marean;Richard G. Milo.
Journal of Human Evolution (2001)

485 Citations

Additional evidence for bone technology in the southern African Middle Stone Age

Francesco d'Errico;Christopher S. Henshilwood;Christopher S. Henshilwood.
Journal of Human Evolution (2007)

279 Citations

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