(Business in Cameroon) - The group of consultants assembled by Vabioce, WBC and HMS has just been declared the recipients of a deal “to conduct rescue archaeology on the entirety of the Lom Pangar Dam construction site,” in the East region of Cameroon.
According to a press release published to this effect by the Managing Director of the Electricity Development Corporation (EDC), Théodore Nsangou, the deal in total is worth 990.9 million FCfa. Recently, the project leader (EDC) issued a press release announcing the discovery of very rare historical findings.
Lom Pangar Dam is the second construction project in Cameroon to incorporate rescue archaeology after the Chad-Cameroon pipeline. In a book entitled “De Kome à Kribi: Archéologie préventive le long de l'oleoduc Tchad-Cameroun, 1999-2004”, (From Kome to Kribi: Rescue archaeology along the Chad-Cameroon pipeline, 1999-2004) a team of international experts committed to this task reveals, for example, having investigated a distance of 1,070 km, that they discovered “an impressive 472 sites dating back to the Middle Stone Age-Iron Age period, including numerous sites of foremost importance were discovered in regions that were previously unknown to archaeology.”