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

Saltanat AMIROVA

ucl, research assistant Escaping a background in finance, Saltanat was bitten by the archaeological bug while volunteering on an archaeological excavation in Mongolia. Her abiding fondness for jigsaw puzzles led her to metallurgy which ‘is like a having a conversation with ancient metallurgists and asking them how and why they used this or that ore or how they smelted copper or alloyed bronze’. The Altai mountains are where she likes best to spend her time…investigating everything from Andronovo to Scythian cultures. When she is not running EDS X-ray microanalysis she is singing… Read More

Dilnoz ASROROVA

Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, CAAL TECHNICAL SPECIALIST Dilnoz specialises in digital design projects such as website design and utilising Photoshop. She is most interested in history and applying her passion to the conservation of archaeological heritage. On the CAAL project she digitises the extant archives and records using a high-resolution scanner for integration of information conducted by regional institutions. All files are sensitive and often due to age of the documents the paper has become fragile, for that reason it… Read More