Sarah FORGESSON

UCL, RESEARCH ASSistant Sarah is a New Zealand born archaeologist with a deep passion for Oceania and the development of sustainable and representative approaches to heritage management strategies for local communities in the face of climate change. Her doctoral research combines qualitative surveys and GIS to create a specific understanding of how Indigenous groups are working to value and relocate their heritage for a future away from their home lands. These experiences are helping the CAAL project to further investigate the effects of climate change in Central Asia and form a better understanding… Read More

Farukh KHABIBULLAYEV

iicas, specialist in international relations and caal team leader Farukh’s passion lies with applying technologies and design such as 3D modelling, art and graphic design to save cultural heritage. His career in the field began in 2015 with the private archaeological firm, Archaeological Expertise with whom he participated in numerous expeditions in Kazakhstan including leading several expeditions. In 2016 he participated in the Newton Al-Farabi partnership program as a GIS expert. He has conducted Heritage Impact Assessments for the new Spiritual and Cultural Centre and Eski Turkestan Archaeological Park (both related to… Read More

LIU Yunxiao

ucl, research assistant Yunxiao is currently pursuing a PhD focusing on the management of under researched archaeological sites along the Oases Routes in Xinjiang. This work will contribute to the GIS mapping and analysis of sites in this region as they relate to those of Central Asia, thus creating a larger and more inclusive inventory of what is extant and how cross-border knowledge and collaboration contributes to documentation and protection of sites. Her previous work has included internships at the Dunhuang Research Academy where she examined conservation efforts against destructive disease in… Read More