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Ashleigh Haruda

Postdoctoral Reseacher


I am a zooarchaeologist (PhD Archaeology 2015, University of Exeter) with a speciality in geometric morphometric methods. My research focuses upon detecting domestic animal breeds in the archaeological record in order to evaluate the impact of ecology, connectivity and cultural integration upon human economy and subsistence over the longue durée. I have worked from contexts ranging from prehistoric Final Bronze Age societies in the Central Asian steppe to contemporary historic industrial pig breeding in pre- and post-war Germany and am particularly interested in the impact of trade and disease upon domestic animal pheno- and genotypes.