Murghab River, Turkmenistan
August brought CAAL work experience student Rory Calvin. Rory was with us for a week looking at satellite imagery in southern Turkmenistan. He identified 530 potential sites: some nestled in the small valleys between desert dunes, some along the narrow fertile zone of the lower Murghab River, where a few sites appear to be under threat from expanding agriculture/irrigation. There also appear to be numerous relatively recent small herding sites, some still in use, which proliferate on the other side of the Afghan border. Great work Rory!