Tim WILLIAMS, Principal Investigator

UCL, associate professor in silk roads archaeology and CAAL Principal investigator Tim has a background in urban archaeology, approaches to complex stratigraphy, and archaeological site management. He worked for the Department of Urban Archaeology (Museum of London), between 1981-1991, and then was Head of Archaeology Commissions at English Heritage, before joining the UCL Institute of Archaeology in 2002. He has undertaken long running projects in Beirut (Lebanon) & Merv (Turkmenistan). In addition to his role with CAAL, Tim is also Director of the International Centre for Silk Roads Archaeology & Heritage and… Read More


Institute of History and Cultural Heritage, KYRGYZSTAN, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT AND CAAL TEAM LEADER Bakyt, a descendent of nomads, is primarily attracted to the constant movement and search for the unknown inherent in the archaeology discipline. Following completion of a graduate degree from the Leningrad Department of the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (now the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences) she worked her way up from a lab technician to her current position as lead researcher, being awarded… Read More


khorezm mamun academy, senior researcher and caal team leader Gavkhar has always been motivated by the study of the technical state of architecture and ensuring the proper conditions for sustainably preserving or reconstructing a building with a focus on the architecture of the region of Khorezm, Uzbekistan. She has been a senior researcher in the Khorezm Mamun Academy since 1998. During that time she completed doctoral research on improving the methodology of the protection and restoration of Khiva’s monuments. Her successes have brought her many new connections and opportunities to work with… Read More