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Karen Milek

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Research Keywords

  • Archaeology
  • Palaeoenvironments
  • Soils

Research Summary

Period and Regional Specialisms:

  • Viking Age to the early 20th century
  • Scandinavia, the British Isles, and the North Atlantic Region

Research Themes:

  • Human-environment interactions and the sustainable use of environmental resources, including soil resources
  • Social archaeology of houses, including gendered activity areas
  • Migrations and invasions and the relationships between incomers and indigenous peoples
  • Impacts of culture contact on material culture, including residential architecture
  • Ethnoarchaeology of houses and site formation processes
  • Experimental archaeology with reconstructed houses

Research Methods:

  • Excavation and field survey
  • Geoarchaeology, including soil survey, geochemistry, geomagnetism, and soil micromorphology
  • Microrefuse analysis
  • Space syntax analysis


Karen Milek's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

University of Aberdeen
Assistant Professor/Lecturer
School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen
St. Mary's, Elphinstone Road
AB24 3UF
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1224 273693

GHEA Projects

Karen Milek is currently leading 1 GHEA project:

Karen Milek is currently collaborating on 1 GHEA project

GHEA Products

Karen Milek is currently not leading any GHEA products.