Lebap, Turkmenistan: mapping threats to heritage sites

Luca Rapisarda creates an overall risk assessment map – a visual summary of the impact of threats analysed depicting the areas and threats impacting the archaeological sites.

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…