Victoria SLUKA

ucl, research assistant Victoria’s doctoral research focuses on carpets, specifically pile textile technology and how small changes, artisan idiosyncrasies and social constraints affect the structure and design of a finished textile. Statistical photo filtering and 3D modelling enables examination of the distribution of variations and errors thereby creating a better understanding of the wider technological and social context in which individual artisans created their works. This unique research aims to draw new conclusions about technological evolution, transmission and social settings of the weavers. Victoria’s interest in Central Asian textiles comes from a… Read More

Denis SOROKIN

archaeological expertise, specialist and Caal team leader Denis is currently head of department of documentation at AE. His MA in architecture is only one indication of his penchant for solving complex problems. He applies this curiosity and logic to archaeological expeditions and documentation of archaeological landscapes including those at Otrar, Shymkent, Ablaykit, Shilikty valley. He has wide expertise in applying geodesy, GIS, GPR and 3D documentation to impact assessments; monitoring and evaluation of heritage sites. Creating virtual museums and interactive maps (Kyzyloda Oblast) allows his work to engage with the general public… Read More

Bunjikat

…workshop in Khujend, Tajikistan, with our Tajik colleagues, led us to explore a well-preserved watchtower and associated settlement activity in a smaller river valley to the west…