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Karen Loise van Niekerk

Principal Investigator, SapienCE - Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour, University of Bergen

I am an archaeologist working on Middle Stone Age sites, specifically Blombos Cave and Klipdrift Shelter, in the southern Cape, South Africa. I have a keen interest in the role that marine foods (fish and shellfish) played in the diet of people living during the Stone Ages.


  • 2011–2017
    Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Bergen


  • 2011 
    University of Cape Town, PhD