If archaeological sites cannot be avoided or protected safely within the scope of development or construction, or for documentation of history, excavation is a method of preservation. The CARC team offers strategy and methodology that documents a site as appropriately as possible whilst balancing commercial considerations.
Input in all stages of planning and execution of preservation and restoration of heritage and historical structures can be provided by the CARC unit. Our services cover on and offshore developments and are designed to assess and mitigate risks of these sites.Restoration and Conservation are key processes that the CARC team specializes in.
We undertake consultancy of projects, turnkey, which involve the setting up of research, archival, preservation laboratories or development facilities. From pre-planning surveys and site investigations, right through to mitigation excavations are all part of projects, the CARC team undertakes.
Skill Development modules curated as offshoots of research in domains are not limited to management houses but are distilled to reach school classrooms and the arms of the government to lay the foundation of tomorrow, today. With our outreach partners, we are making valuable inroads into the education sector.
Are you in need of a documentary, mini-documentary or short film to tell your story? Turn key documentary projects are taken up by the CARC team.
Design, Upgrade, Content Monitoring, Quality Improvement, Process Engineering, Technical writings, White paper formulation and Presentation Research Case Studies, Surveys and Polls, Learning Evaluations and Outcomes
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, in and after the 15th Century , saw millions of African peoples transported in slave-ships through the Atlantic Ocean to Europe and the Americas. This project portrays and brings to the fore the untold stories of countless s/heroes who gave up their life for the sake of freedom and identity. It also celebrates the lost or near extinct tradition and tales of Africa.
The Ikom monoliths, (over 300 of them) are carved stones with enigmatic inscriptions that were discovered in the
turn of the 20th Century, located in the villages of Ikom Local Government (and environs) in Cross River State Nigeria,
left behind by ancient Africans dating back thousands of years.
The CARC team headed by Dr. Ajay Prabhakar has been studying and enlisted the monoliths in the World Monument
Fund 2008 Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites and brought spotlight on these pillaged pieces of culture.
This project studies and celebrates the life, the legacy and the work of Gustavus Vassa or Olaudah Equiano, the first slave to write his biography. Equiano was a great literary craftsman who wrote to successfully appeal to all segments of the society and his book was an instant bestseller. It was at the same time a slave narrative, a sentimental novel and an adventure story, but more than all that, an irrepressible abolitionist tool.
Deep in the heart of Apkotokou forest in the border town of Ketou, Republic of Benin is Igbale Aiye, the archaeological site of our team.Tagged Renaissance Challenge Project, the promoters of the ancient excavated city led by Olofindji Akande, The Vizier, are convinced that such archaeological efforts will transform the stigma of slavery, which is believed to have stunted growth and the development of black nations, into huge wealth for the humanity, thus promoting rebirth of humanity, by the rebirth of Africa and her culture.
Extensive field research on ancient Rock Art in the West African environment, comparison and the technical analysis of the Monolithic writings in Ireland, namely the Turoe Stone, the Castlestrange Stone, the Newgrange burial mound and the Ikom Monoliths, is still being done by our team and it has found strong evidence that seems to suggest that they all refer to the same language that belonged to the Kwa linguistic family. Research is still ongoing.
Built on the auspice of empowering women, the Women Empowerment Project sensitizes women to actively participate in policy formulation and decision making. The former first lady of Nigeria, Dame GoodLuck Jonathan and Governor Chief Theodore Orji and his wife were hosts of the project. Modelling of Policies and Formulating are the important facets of the project.