Untying the knots of Central Asian carpets

‘Because I am primarily interested in technological systems, innovation, and the evolution thereof, my fieldwork tends to focus on documenting the processes involved in pile textile production.’

Bunjikat

…workshop in Khujend, Tajikistan, with our Tajik colleagues, led us to explore a well-preserved watchtower and associated settlement activity in a smaller river valley to the west…

post-Samarkand workings

The workshop in Samarkand, attended by representatives of CAAL project teams from UCL, Central Asia, and China (find a more comprehensive list here) saw everyone come together for several days of discussions about Arches, GIS, standards and policies, information dissemination, and how these tools can forward the systematic documentation of archaeological landscapes in the region. Talk centred around digital platforms, methodologies, and the complexities of taking on such a wide-ranging project across geographies, languages, political landscapes. While everyone sees the long-term benefits of creating a digital inventory the project is not without… Read More