A team of French archaeologists and academics is in Botswana for a joint excavation mission with their Botswana counterparts in the Qchwihaba, Koanaka and Aha caves in the Okavango Delta region in the northwest of the country, reports Xinhua.
The excavation mission, led by Laurent Bruxelles, geo-archaeologist and researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research, aims to find evidence of the new cradle of humanity in this southern African country.
âDr Brussels has always expressed great interest in the fascinating archaeological sites of Botswana and I thank the Ministry of the Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism and the Botswana Museum,â said the Ambassador of France in Botswana, Laurence Beau, welcoming the researchers. recently.
Beau said Brussels had brought an interdisciplinary team of geologists, paleontologists and archaeologists to explore the caves, adding that the mission would provide an opportunity for a very promising scientific collaboration.
She also said that there is no doubt that the scientific collaboration will have a significant global impact by producing enough evidence in the Tsodilo Hills and the Okavango Delta.
“The French Embassy in Botswana is honored to help bring Botswana’s rich natural heritage and cultural sites to the fore,” she said.
Brussels expressed enthusiasm for bilateral scientific cooperation, adding that the research, which will be televised by two French TV channels, will give the world the opportunity to get to know the caves, thus boosting Botswana tourism.
He said they will be in Botswana for three weeks to explore the caves.