The photo archive of Professor Nona Avanesova was digitized by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) between September 2022 and March 2023 within the framework of the Central Asian Archaeological Landscape (CAAL) project.
Nona Avanesova is one of the most experienced researchers in Uzbekistan and for many years has been teaching various archaeology-related courses to master and bachelor students of Faculty of History at Samarkand State University. The necropolises of Sapalla culture in Jarkutan 4B1, Buston VI and Buston VII were in the focus of the field studies she completed with her students in the framework of a number of archaeological expeditions.
Over the years, Professor Avanesova has accumulated a large amount of photographic data, which she continues using in teaching process. Within the framework of the project more than 26,000 pictures, slides, schemes, negatives, films, documenting research discoveries, finds, plans, excavations, work of the expedition and many other things were digitized. Part of this archival material will be entered into the Arches database.