Milks, A. 2019. Skills Shortage: A Critical Evaluation of the Use of Human Participants in Early Spear Experiments. EXARC, 2019/2.
Milks, A., Parker, D., Pope, M. 2019. External ballistics of Pleistocene hand-thrown spears: experimental performance data and implications for human evolution. Scientific Reports, 9:820.
Milks, A. 2018. Making an Impact. Nature: Ecology and Evolution, 2, 1057-1058.
Milks, A., Champion, S., 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.
Raw datasets (above paper) available here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X16305910?via%3Dihub
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. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-7602-8_9
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.
Nature Ecology and Evolution: Early Neanderthal spears: going the distance
The Conversation: Neanderthals: javelin athletes helped us show how effective they were at hunting with weapons
The Conversation: Why the Neanderthals may have been more sophisticated hunters than we thought – new study
Desert Island Archaeologies: Annemieke Milks
Day of Archaeology: Experimental Archaeology
Day of Archaeology: 3D Printing
Conferences and Talks
(pdfs only, see CV below for full list)
Poster, September 10-12, 2015 European Society of Human Evolution (ESHE), London ‘Human performance trials in spear thrusting and throwing: experiments into the mechanics and biomechanics of early weapon systems’
Poster: April 6-10 2016, Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA. ‘Middle Pleistocene ‘hunting lesions’: experimental approaches to an archaeological puzzle’