This accession consists of two websites maintained by the Smithsonian Institution.
"The Written in Rock Project" website, crawled May 7, 2014, documents a joint project between the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Policy and Analysis, the National Museum
of the American Indian, and the Gobustan National Historical Artistic Preserve. The Written in Rock Project focuses on two petroglyph sites that are open to tourists - the
Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Gobustan (Qobustan) landscape in Azerbaijan. A group of twelve Azerbaijani and Pueblo Indian individuals were
selected to participate in the year-long project (2012-2013) during which they studied the petroglyphs and cultures of each region and accumulated knowledge to share with
their broader communities and the public. The website includes information about the project, sites, and participants and is available in both English and Azeri.
The "Gobustan Petroglyphs" website, crawled May 8, 2014, documents petroglyph research in Azerbaijan undertaken as a collaborative effort between the Smithsonian Office
of Policy and Analysis and the Gobustan National Historical Artistic Preserve. The website includes information about the site as well as the research techniques and methodologies
This accession consists of the "Ancient Heritage in the BTC-SCP Pipelines Corridor: Azerbaijan - Georgia - Turkey" website as it existed on October 2, 2014. This website
presents findings of a collaborative research initiative among archaeologists in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey and their colleagues from the National Museum of Natural History's
Asian Cultural History Program, and the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Policy and Analysis and Office of the Chief Information Officer. Due to technical issues, the interactive
map may not load properly in this accession. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of three collaborative websites highlighting the cultural history of central Asia, all crawled on August 25, 2014.
The "Discover Kazakhstan: The Expeditions of Chokhan Valikhanov" website is an online exhibition which marked the beginning of a multi-year project designed to present
the scientific accomplishments of Kazakh geographer and ethnographer Chokhan Valikhanov. The project, which began in 2010, was a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution,
Office of Policy and Analysis (OPandA) and the National Museum of Natural History, Asian Cultural History Program (ACHP).
The "Dadiani Dynasty" and "Chavchavadze Family" websites were joint projects between OPandA, ACHP, and the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. Each documents an
important family in Georgia as well as their respective regions of Georgia and their impact on history and culture. The Georgian language versions of these websites, hosted
by the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, are not included in this accession.
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This accession consists of a reference set of reports issued by the Office of Policy and Analysis, the Smithsonian Institution's internal unit for research, planning,
performance measurement, policy analysis, evaluation, and consultation relating to management, operations, programs, and services of central administration, units, and offices.
Materials include publications.