Urban Expansion and Kurgan Loss in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Victoria sluka takes us through her research on the visible loss of archaeology due to urban expansion in Almaty Situated in the south-east corner of Kazakhstan near the Tian Shan mountains and the border with Kyrgyzstan, Almaty is the country’s largest city. The metropolitan area has a population of 2 million (Bureau of National Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan 2021) and sees extensive construction and housing development every year. As the city expands, particularly into the fertile lowlands to the north and west, cultural heritage is destroyed with surprising inconsistency. Using… Read More

Digitising glass plate negatives from the archives in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

soviet glass plates

АРХЕОЛОГИ ТАДЖИКИСТАНА ПРИСТУПИЛИ К АРХИВАЦИИ НЕОБЫЧНОГО ТИПА АРХИВНОГО МАТЕРИАЛА «СТЁКЛЫШКИ» ARCHAEOLOGISTS OF TAJIKISTAN HAVE begun digitising AN UNUSUAL TYPE OF ARCHIVAL MATERIAl – glASS plate negatives An update from G. KARIMOVA of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan on their recent work cataloguing and digitising glass plate negatives. For a long time, the photo department was dominated by calotype, in which photographers usually used a paper substrate to create photos. But in the middle of the 19th century, after many… Read More

Spatial risk assessment and the protection of cultural heritage in southern Tajikistan

Open Access article published in the Journal of Cultural Heritage, online March 2021 CAAL research by Marco Nebbia, Federica Cilio, Bobomullo Bobomulloev published online in the Journal of Cultural Heritage, March 2021, ‘Spatial risk assessment and the protection of cultural heritage in southern Tajikistan‘. Read the full article HERE and a bit from the Research Aim: ‘The main focus of this paper is on the satellite remote sensing strand of CAAL and in particular on the potential use of remotely sensed data and related computational methods, to develop a better understanding of… Read More