Urban Expansion and Kurgan Loss in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Victoria sluka takes us through her research on the visible loss of archaeology due to urban expansion in Almaty Situated in the south-east corner of Kazakhstan near the Tian Shan mountains and the border with Kyrgyzstan, Almaty is the country’s largest city. The metropolitan area has a population of 2 million (Bureau of National Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan 2021) and sees extensive construction and housing development every year. As the city expands, particularly into the fertile lowlands to the north and west, cultural heritage is destroyed with surprising inconsistency. Using… Read More

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.

CAAL regional archaeological maps

Marco Nebbia demonstrates how the regional archaeological map team is integrating digitised archives.