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


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


archaeological expertise, researcher Denis, unsurprisingly enjoys discovering new places and gaining insights and knowledge. This has led him to a career in archaeology. During his tenure at the West Kazakhstan Regional Center for History and Archaeology he led research at the ancient hillfort at Zhalpaktal (western Kazakhstan) and surrounds and the site has shed new light on the development of settlements of the Golden Horde. While excavations have taken place over a decade, only 20% of the site is really known. Evidence of a mosque and minaret as well as farmsteads allow… Read More