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Member of the Department of Anthropology 

Biography

Background:

I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in archaeology, specializing in Iron Age archaeology in Kazakhstan, from the School of Archaeology and Ethnology at Eurasian National University. Following that, I pursued my Master of Science in Osteoarchaeology from Sheffield University's Department of Archaeology, which I completed in 2017.

Current PhD Research:

My ongoing PhD research is tentatively titled "A Steppe Forward – geometric morphometric and palaeopathological analyses of early Nomad populations from Kazakhstan." The primary objective of my thesis is to utilize multiple lines of bioarchaeological evidence to gain a comprehensive understanding of the populations that once inhabited the study region through the implementation of three-dimensional (3D) modelling techniques. Additionally, I aim to create 3D models of human bones using photogrammetry, which can contribute to the educational process at the university. These 3D models will serve as valuable illustrative materials, particularly for institutions without access to actual osteological materials from Kazakhstan. By engaging university students and museum visitors, these models can help raise awareness of the past in society and enhance the appreciation of osteological collections.

 

Research Interests:
  • Biological/Physical Anthropology
  • Human Osteology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Iron Age archaeology of the Eurasian Steppe
  • Geometric Morphometry (Photogrammetry)
Publications

MSc thesis “Identification of skeletal markers induced by daily activities of individuals from mass grave All Saints, Fishergate”. Under supervision of: Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, Chair, Archaeology Equality and Diversity Committee, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield and Dr. Efthymia Nikita, Assistant Professor in Bioarchaeology Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center of The Cyprus Institute;

BA Thesis: The theoretical problems of Saka archaeological culture;Under supervision of Dr. M.K Habdulina, Department of Archaeology of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University;

Habdulina MK, Raissova AD “Teoriticheskoe nasledie K.A. Akisheva v arheologii Sakov// Vestnik ENU im. L.N. Gumilyov. Seriya obshestvennih nauk. -Astana, 2015. - № 5 (108). – С. 314-285.

Raisova AD. “Sovremennoe sostoyanie problemi proishozhdeniya sakskoi archeologicheskoi kulturi// XLVII Uralo-Povolzhskaya arheologicheskaya studencheskaya konferenciya: sb. nauch. statei/nauch.red. S.A. Kabatov, otv. red. V.N. Rassadin. - Kostroma: KGU im. N.A. Nekrasova, 2015.-s.80-83.

Raisova AD. “New discoveries of the Early Iron Age elite burials on the territory of Kazakhstan// Proceedings of the 53rd International Scientific Student Conference: MSSC-2015: Archaeology / Novosib. Un-ty. Novosibirsk, 2015.-p. 54-56.

Raisova AD. “On the scientific heritage of KA Akishev (the 90th anniversary) the National Unity Doctrine of Kazakhstan. - Astana: LLP "Dame", 2015. - p. 160-165

 

Related Links:

For more information about my academic and professional journey, please visit my LinkedIn profile: Aiya Raissova |https://www.linkedin.com/in/aiya-raissova-5aa900124/?originalSubdomain=uk

https://www.steppesisters.org/

I look forward to furthering my research and making valuable contributions to the field of archaeology through my ongoing PhD journey.

Research interests

  • Research Interests:
  • Biological/Physical Anthropology
  • Human Osteology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Iron Age archaeology of the Eurasian Steppe
  • Geometric Morphometry (Photogrammetry)