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

Bryan ALVEY

UCL, heritage database manager Having started out life as an archaeologist, Bryan moved into the application of IT systems for the cultural heritage world and now has a wide experience in the development of digital inventories and reporting systems for both museums and archaeology. A long-term consultant for both English Heritage and Historic England, he has an abiding enthusiasm for the utilisation of computing in the service of documenting and protecting heritage sites, and has experience of working with ARCHES, the platform that is enabling the CAAL project to move forward in… Read More

Bakyt AMANBAEVA

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