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

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

Lebap, Turkmenistan: mapping threats to heritage sites

Luca Rapisarda creates an overall risk assessment map – a visual summary of the impact of threats analysed depicting the areas and threats impacting the archaeological sites.