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Ashleigh Haruda

  • Graduate Research Student
  • Graduate Research Student
  • University of Exeter
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Ashleigh's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers

Research interests

Empire TheorySilk RoutePalaeoecologyPastoralismGeometric MorphometricsZooarchaeologyCentral Asia


Originally from Corral de Tierra, California, Ashleigh Haruda attended Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts for her B.A. While on a year abroad at University College London, she enrolled at the Institute of Archaeology, where she discovered a passion for zooarchaeology. After graduating magna cum laude with a major in history and a special minor in archaeology, she returned to the Institute of Archaeology at University College London and completed her M.Sc. in Palaeoecology of Human Societies with a focus on zooarchaeology. Her dissertation was on an animal bone assemblage from Taldy-Bulak 2, an Iron Age site from southeastern Kazakhstan. After a few years working in commercial archaeology in California and Spain, she began her doctoral program at Exeter in 2010. Her doctoral research continues to focus on animal bones from Kazakhstan and Central Asia. She is currently collecting data in Kazakhstan at Karaganda State University and the Insitute of Archaeology, Almaty, for the 2011-2012 academic year on a Fulbright grant from the U.S. Department of State with additional financial support from the Frances Mary Hazen Fellowship from the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Fellowship fund.

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  • Separating Sheep ( Ovis aries L.) and Goats ( Capra hircus L.) Using Geometric Morphometric Methods: An Investigation of Astragalus Morphology from Late and Final Bronze Age Central Asian Contexts

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Professional experience

Graduate Research Student

University of Exeter

October 2010 - Present

Visiting Zooarchaeologist

Karaganda State University

September 2011 - March 2012(6 months)


M.Sc. Palaeoecology of Human Societies

Insitute of Archaeology, University College London

September 2006 - September 2007(a year)

B.A. magna cum laude, History, Archaeology

Mount Holyoke College

September 2002 - June 2006(4 years)