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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. 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. It also celebrates the lost or near extinct tradition and tales of Africa. The Ikom monoliths, over 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. Ajay Prabhakar has been studying and enlisted the monoliths in the World Monument Fund Watch List of 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.

Modelling of Policies and Formulating are the important facets of the project. Buy Now. Our Products and Services. Archaeological Projects 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.

Restoration Projects Input in all stages of planning and execution of preservation and restoration of heritage and historical structures can be provided by the CARC unit. Arts and Culture Research Projects We undertake consultancy of projects, turnkey, which involve the setting up of research, archival, preservation laboratories or development facilities.

Training and Outreach 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. Documentaries Are you in need of a documentary, mini-documentary or short film to tell your story? CARC is a centre dedicated to the research, protection and expression of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage within the context of cultures of Sub- Saharan Africa and the world as a whole.

Our Ongoing Projects. The Ikom Monoliths Project - An Ongoing Heritage Conservation and Tourism Development Project The Ikom monoliths, over 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 Life and works of Olaudah Equiano - An ongoing Geneaology and Literary Project 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. Symbols, Cave and Ancient Writings - An Ongoing Linguistics and Archaeological Project 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.

Women Empowerment and Emancipation Project - An ongoing project empowering women and encouraging participation in Decision making and Policy Planning and Formulation Built on the auspice of empowering women, the Women Empowerment Project sensitizes women to actively participate in policy formulation and decision making. The Igbo roots of Olaudah Equiano 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.

They lived before Adam The Ikom monoliths, over of them are carved stones with enigmatic inscriptions that were discovered in the turn of the 20th Century. Motherism Motherism: The Afrocentric alternative to feminism. About US. Our Inspiration The beacons of inspiration of our organization. Catherine Acholonu Founder. About the Founder. A Celebrated cultural scientist who has bagged several awards internationally. Read more here. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, for over four hundred years, saw millions of African men and women transported through the Atlantic Ocean to be traded as commodities.

Only a rediscovery and reorientation can bring about a renaissance, in the true spirit of it. Get In Touch. Ajay Prabhakar Co-Founder. About the Co-Founder. Research, its processes and framework should be a roadmap to the spirit of enquiry and should never be the final frontier itself. The process and the purpose should balance each other and that is when the explorative dimension of research can be effective.

Ajay Prabhakar. Testimonials Testimonials from world leaders and media. It was a very warm welcome I received when I arrived and am grateful to the research team for it Thank you for the inscribed copies of the books received I intend to work hard on the issues that are important to Africa and the world Professor Acholonu, Dr.

Ajay Prabhakar and his research team have demonstrated what heights can be achieved by mankind through intercontinental cooperation in research, beyond the boundaries of Race, Gender and Creed.

The discoveries made by the team led by Dr. Ajay Prabhakar, would be recorded in the annals of history as monumental and humanity would always be grateful to this wonderful team. Buy our bestsellers here before they disappear!!! Purchase Now.

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Catherine Obianuju Acholonu

Acholonu was the author of over 16 books, many of which are used in secondary schools and universities in Nigeria , and in African Studies Departments in USA and Europe. Part of her work took her into the wider sphere of sustainable development. From to , she was the Special Adviser on Arts and Culture to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , a post she resigned from to seek election, along with a number of other writers who felt their inclusion in Nigerian politics would be for good. Ajay Prabhakar.

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