Looking forward to 2021, but first… С нетерпением жду 2021 года, но сначала…

December musings on 2020 and January 2021 event dates … a shout out to Victoria Sluka for her ambitious quilting during the pandemic. As her fieldwork has been postponed, she has found alternative ways of engaging with her textile research by challenging herself: ‘I wanted to make a quilt with blocks more complicated than squares, triangles, and right angles. Since I find the math behind Islamic geometric patterns very interesting and love the blues used in traditional tilework, this seemed like a perfect and bold design to try. This design uses 62… Read More

‘Spying’ on the Amu Darya

After georeferencing a number of CORONA images dating from June-July 1970 it is possible to appreciate how the riverine area has been drastically transformed through processes of soil deposition to the upstream and soil erosion towards the downstream…

Mahmoud ABDELRAZEK

UCL, research assistant Mahmoud’s background in spatiotemporal analytics and big data mining as well as geology and remote sensing make him uniquely placed to work with CAAL on web development by implementing new features in Arches and analysing the collected data – using machine learning methods to examine the archaeological data and reveal undiscovered patterns and stories. He is fired up by driving meaning and use out of data: I believe that the core of the scientific inquiry lies in obtaining good data and then analysing it correctly. The same concept also… Read More