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Dr Annemieke Milks

Dr Annemieke Milks

Researcher on a British Academy funded project: Reverse Engineering Pleistocene Spears: interdisciplinary perspectives on raw materials and performance.

Areas of interest

  • Pleistocene weaponry
  • Wood Technologies in human evolution
  • Neanderthal behaviours and technologies
  • Experimental Archaeology
  • The Archaeology of Children
  • Teaching and Learning Complex Skills
  • Decolonising Palaeolithic Archaeology

Research centres and groups

Objects, Materials and People


Annemieke Milks is a Palaeolithic archaeologist. Her current postdoctoral research focuses on the transition from wooden spears to stone-tipped weapons during the Middle and Late Pleistocene. Annemieke is also an active member of the research team working on the wood remains from Schöningen.

She specialises in early hunting weaponry and experimental archaeology, the use of wood for tools, and the archaeology of children. Her research has been funded by the British Academy, the Leakey Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association, and UCL’s Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects. Annemieke’s work has featured in several documentaries including for the BBC, CBC and History Hits. 

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