PhD candidate / Guest
Marina Gavryushkina is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Archaeology.
Marina Gavryushkina is in the office on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.
My research project expands on the work I did during my MSc regarding the application of 3D modeling to the documentation of archaeological excavations and the analysis of archaeological stratigraphy. Thus, my research project involves developing a methodology for recording 3D spatial data at the Chalcolithic site of Chlorakas-Palloures in Cyprus. This data will be used to create a 3D GIS model of the excavation which can be used to facilitate a quantitative volumetric analysis of the stratigraphy to better understand the development of the site. Furthermore, this project addresses the technical and monetary challenges of adopting 3D GIS approaches in archaeological research by focusing on developing a 3D GIS modeling workflow that relies on open source (OS) software and conforms to the FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management.
I completed my BA at the University of California, Berkeley in 2013 with a double major in Anthropology (Archaeology emphasis) and the History of Art (Ancient Art emphasis). After graduating, I worked in accounting/finance for four years while living in California. Deciding that a career in accounting was not for me, I returned to the field of archaeology and attained my MSc in Digital Archaeology at Leiden University in 2018. During my MSc I developed an interest in GIS and 3D modeling and wrote my thesis on 3D GIS for excavation documentation at Chlorakas-Palloures, Cyprus.