Name: Dr Annemieke Milks
Honorary Title: Honorary Research Fellow
IoA staff nominator’s name and email address:
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Annemieke is a guest lecturer and researcher, and regularly contributes to teaching for Masters courses in Palaeolithic Archaeology, including experimental approaches to Pleistocene archaeology and weaponry in human evolutionary contexts, and has regularly led sessions for the ‘Archaeo-Tech’ course. She is currently collaborating with Matt Pope on a number of publications, including forthcoming research about the Pleistocene site of Boxgrove. A further current collaboration with Matt Pope includes the PalaeoLondon project, with the aim to produce teaching and engagement materials for communities to better understand the city’s deep past. Her recent work on the archaeology of children also includes collaborating with researchers at UCL Anthropology.
Selected recent publications
- Milks, A. 2019. Skills shortage: A Critical Evaluation of the Use of Human Participants in Early Spear Experiments. EXARC Journal, 2019/2.
- Milks, A., Parker, D., Pope, M. 2019. External ballistics of Pleistocene hand-thrown spears: experimental performance data and implications for human evolution. Nature: Scientific Reports, 9:820.
- Milks, A. 2018. Making an Impact. Nature: Ecology & Evolution 2: 1057–1058. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0600-9
- Milks, A., Champion, C., Cowper, E., Pope, M., Carr, D. 2016. Early spears as thrusting weapons: Isolating force and impact velocities in human performance trials. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 10: 191-203.
- Milks, A., Dinnis, R., Pope, M. 2016. Morpho-metric Variability Of Early Gravettian Tanged “Font-Robert” Points, And Functional Implications. In Iovita, R., & Katsuhiro, S. (Eds.) Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry. New York: Springer. Chapter 9, 135-146.
- Pope M., Dinnis R., Milks A., Toms P., Wells C. 2013. A Middle Palaeolithic to Early Upper Palaeolithic succession from an open air site at Beedings, West Sussex. Quaternary International, 316: 14-26.