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Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage



Students from MSU Baroda join Nevern Castle excavations

(1 July 2017)

As part of the new UKIERI-UGC project Promoting Sustainable Pilgrimage and the Protection of Heritage Sites in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India two students from MSU Baroda joined the Durham team excavated at Nevern Castle. 

The Nevern Castle project is led by Dr Chris Caple, in the Department of Archaeology and aims to uncover more information about the 12th century Welsh castle. They were joined this summer by Ritvik Balvally and Rajalakshmi Karakulam from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. This experience intended to provide them with experience of archaeological approaches, methods and techniques in the UK. Students from Baroda and Allhabad University will be joining Durham teams for the next two years as part of an ongoing mobility and capacity-strengthening program. Further field laboratories are also planned in India. 

Rajalakshmi working at Nevern Castle