M.A. Sabine Karg, Ph.D.

E-mail: karg@hum.ku.dk

I am an archaeologist (MA) and botanist (Dr. phil.) and my research is focused on finding answers to questions concerning the interrelationship between mankind and nature in a long-term perspective, the development, application and impact of new economic plants and land-use techniques during the last 10,000 years, as a response to changes in climate and cultural traditions. Throughout my career I have always aimed to exceed the limits of the conventional methods by applying new methodologies, such as isotope analysis, molecular genetics and scanning electronic microscope analysis, and actively integrating the new results obtained into archaeology.

Research associate on the HACIER project from 1 October 2014 until 31 January 2016.

Selected bibliography:

Sørensen , L.; Karg, Sabine (2014): The expansion of agrarian societies towards the north a new evidence for agriculture during the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in Southern Scandinavia

Journal of Archaeological Science 51, 98-114, online since 12/2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.08.042.

Karg, Sabine (2011): FLAX – New research on the cultural history of the useful plant

Linum usitatissimum L. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 20/6. Springer Journal. Special Issue, 78 pages.

Bergfjord , C.; Karg, Sabine; Rast-Eicher , A.; Nosch , M.-L.; Mannering , U.; Allaby , R.; Murphy , B. M.; Holst , B. (2010): Is It Really Flax? On The Identification of Bast Fibers.

Science 328, 1634.

Karg, Sabine (2007): Medieval Food Traditions in Northern Europe

PNM Series of the National Museum of Denmark. Studies in Archaeology and History 12. Copenhagen, 230 pages.