CAAL cross-team workshop and project launch hosted by the International Institute for Central Asian Studies and held at the University of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 20-23 May 2019. CAAL is proud to have in attendance representatives of internal teams from the Central Asian States Parties and China as well as by affiliate partner archaeological teams from the University of Bologna and Northwest University, Xi’an. who both have long-term surveys in the region around Samarkand. We are discussing and laying out the structure for incorporating inventories from dozens of institutional archives into an open access, multilingual (8 languages!) inventory of the archaeological resources across this vast region. We are excited to be including not only archival materials (much of which has been packed up for decades) but current data sets from ongoing investigations. Thank you to everyone for participating and being so excited about the project and its potential for Central Asian archaeology!!!