Kaarel Sikk

Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

My background is in software engineering, data science and quantitative archaeology. I am holding a Master’s degree in archaeology from University of Tartu, Estonia. In the DHH-PhD-project I am combining my skills in formulating theories as models. I search quantitative ways for validating the models to existing theory, stylized fact and data. I explore theoretical deductions coming from the models with building new research hypothesis on human behaviour and residential choice.

Research Interests

  • Agent-based models
  • Point process models
  • Settlement choice
  • Machine learning
  • Human-environment interactions
  • Archaeological data science
  • Stone age

Last updated on: mercredi 07 juillet 2021

  • 1997 - 2000 Computer network manager, Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • 2000 - 2001 Software developer OÜ Softmill
  • 2001 - 2007 Lead developer Uptime OÜ
  • 2007 - 2012 Entrepeneur, software development
  • 2012 - 2015 University of Tartu, MA, history (archaeology)
  • 2012 - 2014 Digital archaeology specialist (archaeological database, GIS application and data workflows), University of Tartu
  • 2015 - 2017 Archaeovision, partner, digital archaeology specialist, project manager
  • 2017 - 2021 PhD at the University of Luxembourg

Last updated on: 06 avr 2020

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See detailEnvironment and settlement location choice in Stone Age Estonia
Sikk, Kaarel; Kriiska, Aivar; Johanson, Kristiina; Sander, Kristjan; Vindi, Andres

in Estonian Journal of Archaeology (2020), 2

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See detailVirtuaalsed agendid minevikku ennustamas
Sikk, Kaarel

Article for general public (2018)

See detailConceptual framework of assessing the influence of cultural complexity to settlement pattern formation
Sikk, Kaarel; Caruso, Geoffrey; Kriiska, Aivar

Scientific Conference (2018, September)

See detailQuantifying the shoreline connection of the Stone Age settlements in Southern Karelia (Finland)
Sikk, Kaarel; Kriiska, Aivar; Nordqvist, Kerkko; Rostedt, Tapani; Caruso, Geoffrey

Scientific Conference (2018)

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See detailQuantifying the Use of stones in the stone age Fireplaces of Estonia
Sikk, Kaarel

in Archaeologia Lituana (2017), 17(17), 26-34

See detailPresentation of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History – C2DH Doctoral Training Unit
van der Heijden, Tim; Andersen, Eva; Bronec, Jakub; de Kramer, Marleen; Durlacher, Thomas; Fiscarelli, Antonio Maria; Haddadan, Shohreh; Kamlovskaya, Ekaterina; Lotz, Jan; Mersch, Sam; Morse, Christopher; Sikk, Kaarel; van Herck, Sytze

Scientific Conference (2017, November 27)

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See detailUsing modern technology to support museum activities. Case study: Estonians Deported to Siberia: Soviet Red Terror 1940-1960
Uueni, Andres; Pagi, Hembo; Sikk, Kaarel; Jeeser, Kaie

in Proceedings of ICOM, Milano 2016 (2016)

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See detailLocal or imported? Assessing the flint preferences of the Mesolithic habitants in Estonia and northern Latvia with the help geochemical methods.
Johanson, Kristiina; Kriiska, Aivar; Sikk, Kaarel; Aruväli, J.; Somelar, P.; Sepp, L.

in Borić, D (Ed.) Book of Abstracts: The Ninth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe 14th-18th September (2015)

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See detailKiviaegsed tuleasemed Eestis
Sikk, Kaarel

Bachelor/master dissertation (2015)

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See detailArchaeological test excavations at the Mesolithic and Iron Age settlement site Jägala-Joa IV
Kriiska, Aivar; Sikk, Kaarel

in Archaeological field works in Estonia (2014), (2013), 45-54

See detailReinventing the wheel? Data management system for archaeological collections
Pagi, Hembo; Sikk, Kaarel

Scientific Conference (2014, April 25)

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See detailKuus ruutmeetrit ajalugu. Sündmused Jägala-Joa IV asulakohal 2013. aasta kaevamistulemuste põhjal.
Sikk, Kaarel; Kriiska, Aivar; Beljaev, Kätrin

Article for general public (2014)

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See detailArheoloogilised kaevamised Eestis 1799 – 1999. Võrguteavik.
Konsa, Marge; Sikk, Kaarel; Tvauri, Andres

Textual, factual or bibliographical database (2013)

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See detailKuidas sood mineviku saladusi välja annavad
Sikk, Kaarel

Article for general public (2013)

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