In 2022, the IICAS in collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis and the National Centre for Archaeology, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, conducted comprehensive research into the Tugunbulak archaeological monument in the Alatau area, Zaamin district, Jizzakh region.
This was the first research into this monument, which is a medieval fortified settlement.
Researchers from the IICAS carried out geomagnetic scanning of two fortified structures and adjoining residential buildings. The total research area was more than 15,000 m². The efforts yielded data on the plan of the studied monument and the depth of the occurrence of the structures.
The following equipment was used in the geomagnetic scanning: GSSI SIR 3000 geomagnetic scanner with a 270 MHz antenna, Leica laser total station, and Trimble GNSS receiver.