Vladimir BYCHKOV

archaeological expertise, researcher Vladimir’s degrees in geography and history and his desire to acquire new knowledge, skills and experiences have guided his professional life. From participation as a student on archaeological expeditions in Pavlodar to teaching these subjects at Pavlodar State Pedagogical Institute he has excelled at encouraging others to appreciate the past and how it connects to our modern world. After working at the Institute of Archaeology named after AH Margulan he joined the private firm Archaeological Expertise where he currently conducts research. While his passions are in mineralogy and geology… Read More

Sergei KOSTOMAROV

archaeological expertise, caal technical specialist Sergei’s role as a technical specialist on the CAAL project is inspired by his quest for the unknown and an interest in archaeology stemming from his participation on the expedition to explore the medieval settlement of Kastek. As a history student at Kazakh National Pedagogical University, he is well acquainted with the Middle Ages which might explain why he is fond of the motto: Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus ‘let justice be done, though the world perish’. While he enjoys the quiet and calm landscape of Charyn… Read More

Oksana KUZNETSOVA

archaeological expertise, caal technical specialist Oksana, a relative newcomer to archaeology, has nearly a decade of professional experience as a cartographer. Her work with Archaeological Expertise provides a creative outlet in creating maps where there is no strict framework and she is able to invent and develop her own sets of symbols. The ancient settlement of Shymkent, the first significant large site she visited, enabled a new perspective on archaeology and its role in our daily lives. When not mapping, Oksana is busy travelling, especially trekking, and enjoying other outdoor activities.